When we become thirsty, most of us are used to just turning on the faucet and obtaining a glass of water – but this is not the case for everyone on the earth. In truth, around 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have regular access to drinking water. GivePower, a non-profit company, assists those in need by building solar power plants in underdeveloped nations. It just completed a solar-powered facility in Kenya that cleans ocean water and provides drinking water to 25,000 people!
In Kenya, GivePower has completed the construction of a solar-powered water purifying facility.
GivePower has already constructed solar power plants in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Puerto Rico, but this is the first time they’ve built a purification facility. It has completed in August in the Kenyan town of Kiunga.
The facility serves 25,000 people with drinking water.
Given the project’s success, GivePower intends to develop similar plants in the future in Colombia and Haiti.
The facility can provide fresh drinking water to up to 35,000 people.
Desalination, or the removal of salt from seawater, is the most critical step in converting it to drinkable water. Solar power seems to be a suitable long-term answer since it is highly costly and energy-intensive. Solar panels provide 50 kilowatts of electricity, which is enough to run two water pumps.
A third of Kenyans do not have access to safe drinking water; thus, this purifying facility has the potential to save lives.
Locals used to travel for hours to acquire any drinking water, and they had to save every last drop – but now, due to GivePower, their troubles have entirely been addressed.
There’s no need to go for hours to acquire some clean water.
“You see kids within these settlements with scars on their tummies or knees from too much salt in their wounds.” “This water was harming their family,” said Hayes Barnard, president of GivePower. Thanks to this new purifying facility, locals will no longer harm their bodies by drinking dirty water.
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