The Earth is a watery place. In fact, 71 percent of our planet is covered in water . Despite this, one in nine people do not have access to safe drinking water – that’s around 785 million people .
According to the World Economic Forum, the global water crisis ranks as the number four risk in terms of impact on society . Let’s face it – humans need water to survive.
Give Power’s mission is to install solar energy technologies that will bring essential services to developing communities in need . Their most recent break-through project installed a solar-powered desalination system to bring clean, healthy water to the people in Kiunga, a rural village in Kenya .
The Global Water Crisis
This ground-breaking new process could not come any sooner. The 785 million people mentioned earlier is just beginning. According to the World Health Organization, around 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safely-managed water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, and three-thousand-million lack basic facilities for washing hands . MORE