Help us provide 1,000 families with access to safe water!!!
The Zimba doser is a simple device that attaches to a handpump and automatically treats all water as it is collected, dramatically increasing water safety for rural communities or urban slums.
The Zimba doser is a simple but revolutionary approach. Zimba's founder, Suprio Das was recognized for his work as one of India's top 50 Innovators by the 2012 DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme.
One Zimba serves 100 people or 20 families. Every $10 of support we receive will help us reach another family and provide access to safe water!
Our $2,500 tipping point goal will enable us to first upgrade our Zimba dosers by improving our manufacturing methods and investing in small molds for critical components. With the new improved design, the remaining funding will enable us to install 5 Zimba dosers serving 100 families.
Our total $10,000 goal will enable us work with our current partner local water organizations and communities to install 50 Zimba dosers that will serve 1,000 families. Our initial communities will be slums in Kolkata and villages near Gorbadanga, India. We will help each community create and implement their own plan for long-term maintenance and care of their Zimba doser.
There are four Zimba dosers serving 86 families currently in use in slums that have earned enthusiastic reviews from families using them. Scaling up to 50 dosers will help us to substaintially show how successful this concept can be. This part is critical because demonstrated success will enable us to partner with larger water organizations who have the resources and experience to implement 1000s of dosers and reach communities that need them across the globe. Right now, we're too small to catch the attention of these larger organizations, but with your support, we can expand our activities and build our track record to reach more families, growing our reputation to connect to larger partner organizations who can multiply our impact!
Thanks for reading! And thanks for your support!
P.S. We're excited to be able to reward our top donors with this lovely handmade sterling silver water drop pendant.