ABOUT THE PROJECTProject HAUS stands for Hantaran Air Untuk Semua (Clean delivery of water for everyone). This Project firmly stands in the vision to bring clean water to homes where it is not connected to the grid and also pipework. A Solar Powered Water Filtration that uses both Sand Filtration and Ultraviolet Filtration delivers clean water and also brings light to these homes at night.
7.76 Million Malaysians lack access to clean drinking water. The lack of access to safe clean drinking water is because these communities live in rural areas, thus not connected to the pipework and unfortunately also to the electrical grid.
Due to unsafe drinking water, this portion of the population suffers from life threatening ailments. For example: diarrhea, migraines and dry tongue. This unfortunate circumstance affects the country's socioeconomics, keeping these underprivileged communities sick, uneducated and oppressed.
This community project presents a solution to deliver clean drinking water. The solution is a Solar Powered Water Filtration:
1.The top cell filters the visible contaminants of the water.
2.The consequent cell of filtration then uses UV treatment to sterilize the water.
Apart from providing safe drinking water, the system also functions to provide a clean source of light - replacing the need for kerosene lamps. The unit is modular, making it very simple to operate and also has a safety feature that shuts it down when the system malfunctions.
From the economics standpoint:
Most of these people make less than 10 Ringgit Malaysia per day. By using technology this solution has made safe drinking water available at only 0.025 cents per liter and providing up to a maximum of 20000 liters.
The pledge that would be given would be used to enhance and market test the prototype.
Phase 1 - RM10, 000
To design and a build a more efficient and improved Solar Powered Water Filtration Unit. Design and build 10 units of the Unit to Kampung Tekir, Labu,Negeri Sambilan. Deploy and constantly monitor performance of every unit.
Next Phase - RM 15,000
With this additional fund, a preferred village of your choice will then get 15 homes installed with the solar powered water filtration. The selection of the village will be based by the highest vote through crowd sourcing. With Additional Funds, we will add higher battery capacity for longer electrical supply.
This community project presents a solution to deliver clean drinking water.
We would encourage you to connect your Facebook with pitchIN before you pitch to the project. If not, your pitch will be identified as "anonymous" in the Project Page. However, if you choose to pitch anonymously, pitchIN would still have your information. We think it would be just awesome if we can see and identify our supporters in the wall of pitchers.
Also, because this project is a Community project, your pitch will be charged instantly.
A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.
However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.
However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Heading: Project HAUS. Upon receiving that, the folks at pitchIN can then quickly update the project page.
Thank you again and we do hope you will support the project!
Project HAUS Team
List of Pitchers
List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project
"Lets drink for all the wives and mistresses,may they never meet" Captain Jack Aubrey
Ganesh A/L Murrurti
Coming from a Mechanical Engineering background, built the first Prototype from scratch and only had one vision in mind, which is to bring clean water to underprivileged homes and families.
Super Passionate on the potential Green Technology could impact the lives of billions out there and will continue to work on making the transformation.
Ahmad Adam bin Ahmad Azhar
Adam Azhar is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management and set to graduate in 2014. Though majoring in International Hospitality Management, Adam has found his calling elsewhere.
When asked about what first drew him to being part of Project HAUS, he said he was taken by the idea that the project will benefit countless individuals currently living without access to clean water and electricity. Through this, Adam aspires to impact and change lives, which equally deserve a better living.
Muhammad Izzat Abdul Aziz
Izzat, an Electrical and Computer Engineering student comes with a diverse background and wants to impact countless lives through this project. Izzat strives to make a change to communities and see the betterment of mankind.
Izzat joined this project taking into account that this will not be a one-time project but will continue to spread and affect the many more out there. He believes that through changing life's it would give him satisfaction and happiness.