Kenya: Solar plant makes seawater drinkable and quenches the thirst of 25.000 people!
The planet earth is 2/3 of water. And yet today, there are parts of the world where 1/3 of their population does not have access to clean, drinking water. One such place is Kenya.
This was exactly the reason why the city of Kyunga was chosen to set up the new NGO factory. An electricity factory, which takes the sea water, desalinates it and offers it clean to the residents to drink!
The energy that the sun gives us anyway, and usually goes untapped, together with the two large pumps of the factory, can provide with certainty, daily water to 25.000 people, who until now walked up to 1 hour to find a drink water for them and their families.
NGO officials are now considering opening similar factories in Haiti and Colombia, where it will be possible for 35.000 people to drink as much water as they want every day!
Water, for us is a certainty. Do you get hot, sweaty, go to the gym or play ball? You open the tap and you are thirsty. Not all people in the world have this comfort. But technology (we often steal it for the little ones, with the big ones) can help them get it. And we do what we can: we wish it, we hope it, and we applaud it!