Following the deadly cholera outbreak in Malawi, it has become even more pertinent for Africans to have access to a safe and reliable water source. The importance of water in the changing climate and the pivotal role solar water pumping systems can in the efforts to provide clean water to those most vulnerable, cannot be disputed.
A staggering 784 million people live without basic access to clean water, roughly 1 in 10 people on earth, and Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing the slowest rate of progress toward water security in the world.
Solar powered water systems offer a cost-effective and sustainable way for communities to access safe and clean water which is becoming ever more critical to rural African communities.
Clean water can exponentially limit the transmission of diseases like cholera, and women and children are freed of the burden of collecting water from far away sources.
So why, despite having the best solar resource in the world available at a fraction of the cost, are so many African countries continuing to falter? The challenges faced by low-income countries are, among others, a lack of funding, education and infrastructure to take action.
Just a few solar panels can transform communities. Solar energy can address many critical gaps and challenges associated with climate change policies, and in turn, socioeconomic growth.
The teams at Innovation: Africa have seen first-hand the impact that solar water pumping systems and access to clean water can have.
Providing communities with reliable access to clean water changes everything, allowing them to lead healthier and more secure lives. The technology exists, the cost is minimal and the impact is truly transformative.
“We have seen It across the 500 villages we have already helped. There Is no doubt that capturing energy from the sun to pump clean water Is the only efficient solution to making a real change and to fighting today’s climate change and challenges” explains Sivan Ya’ari, CEO and Founder.