Our Impact

Our Impact to Date

Community Entrepreneurs who have completed Business Basics Training

ongoing training sessions with Community Businesses

water filtration systems sold

clean burning stoves sold

Community Businesses

potential new communities identified

ECONOMIC

  • When a family switches from buying bottled water to using a water filtration system, they save around $150 annually (10% of income).
  • When a family switches to a clean burning stove from traditional methods, they save around $150 annually (10% of income).

SOCIAL

  • Entrepreneurs earn a commission of $7 per water filter.  This additional income can be invested in home improvements, purchasing animals, and ensuring their children can attend school.
  • Entrepreneurs are taught transferable business skills that they can use to grow their water filtration sales or start their own businesses.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • A water filtration system created from simple ingredients (clay, sawdust, water, and nanosilver) can produce clean water for a family of 5-10 people for approximately 5 years (saving the purchase of over 25,000 plastic water bottles).
  • Each clean burning stove saves approximately 20 adult trees and eliminates approximately 10 tons CO2 emissions (essential since Haiti is currently 98% deforested).