SolarSack is a household water treatment solution that uses 4 hours of the sun’s heat and UV rays to produce 4 liters of clean drinking water.
The problem and how we are fixing it
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water leading to sickness and deaths.
The current methods of boiling contaminated water using wood fuel leads to a significant increase in CO2 emission and deforestation.
SolarSack is the only non-chemical water purification solution that is affordable for low-income communities.
Solarsack has been designed with the end-user in mind to function as a water purifier and water dispenser. The product is an all-in-one solution that includes a manual for usage, a hanging mechanism and a tap for easy dispensing, ensuring the minimum risk of misuse. The low price-point offers accessibility to low-income communities compared to existing alternatives.
SolarSack’s innovation lies in its human-centered product design using a bottom-up approach. This approach ensures constant feedback during the design and production process to ensure it is widely adopted by the users in context. The solution is economically sustainable and creates jobs in distribution and welfare while reducing the dependency on fossil fuels.