Support needy families in Bali with a water filter to help them save money and improve their health in these times of crisis.
The issue at hand
With COVID 19, most of the local people in Bali have lost their jobs and livelihoods have disappeared.
Borders are closed, there are no tourists anymore and tourism represents 80% of Bali’s economy.
Families struggle to make ends meet and every penny saved makes a huge difference.
During these times of crisis, the poor and vulnerable suffer the most.
It is so heartbreaking to witness, so I decided to act and to launch this crowdfunding campaign.
Water filters have never been more needed than NOW. This is WHY.
In Bali, water from the tap is not drinkable. So either people go and buy bottled water, which is expensive OR they boil water, on wood or gas, which also costs money.
Using water filters is 5 times cheaper than boiling water and 30 times cheaper than buying bottled water on a per liter basis.
It also reduces plastic bottle use and people can filter tap water from home, without having to go out to buy water, which is better in present times.
The filtered water has been tested in many laboratories, it is safe to drink and is approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The ceramic filter is a Dutch technology and lasts for 3 years. After 3 years, you just have to replace the ceramic filter.
0.01 $ per liter 0.06 $ per liter 0.002 $ per liter
On top of the Economic benefits, there are also Health benefits. Using the water filter literally breaks the vicious circle of poverty.
Children are the most vulnerable to waterborne diseases, let’s save lives and protect them with safe filtered water to drink !
And at the same time, help poor Bali families save money in these times of crisis.
My name is Jeroen and I am an ex-corporate executive turned social entrepreneur.
I am based in Bali, Indonesia and my mission is to improve access to clean drinking water in rural Indonesia by providing a simple and affordable water filtration technology. People here call me the “Water Magician“ .
My organisation Social Impakt since its start in 2014 has already positively impacted 265 000 people in Indonesia with improved access to clean drinking water, improving health and income for these people. Worldwide 1 in 5 child deaths is due to a water related disease. In Indonesia alone, 27 000 children die every year from diarrhoea. This is unacceptable in this age and time and this is the reason why I decided to act and created Social Impakt.
Please check www.social-impakt.com for more details.
Where will your money go and what does it buy
Our Goal is to fundraise US $ 10 000, which represents 500 water filters for 500 families in Bali, providing clean drinking water to 2500 people. One water filter unit costs US $ 20.
Our stretch goal is US $ 45 000, which represents 2250 water filters for 2250 families in Bali, providing clean drinking water to 11 250 people.
We will distribute the water filters to the families who need them most in the villages of Bali.
With all precautionary measures, wearing masks and gloves.
We will send you pictures and documentation as soon as the filters have been distributed.
Thank you for your support and please share on your social media and with your friends.