Thursday, April 7, 2011
I am the co-Founder of HydroHarvest. My Teammates and I are seeking funding through MIT Global Challenge Competition to test our venture idea in Rwanda. Voting started April 6, 2011 and will end midnight of April 25, 2011. Instructions for voting are below.
HydroHarvest is a venture dedicated to bringing clean water to developing countries through cost-effective rainwater harvesting systems. Our team has worked extensively with our community partners in Rwanda in the past and on water projects. We are seeking funds in order to install a rainwater harvesting system at the Maranyundo School this summer as the pilot of our venture. This project will immediately impact the school community of 200 girls and administrators. Our analysis shows that the investment in a system with a collection area of 600m2 breaks even in less than 3 years through cost savings from eliminated water and firewood purchases. In addition to the economic benefit, the system will provide important community health benefits and serve as a reproducible model for additional projects providing access to clean water in Rwanda.
How to vote for us:
For voting you will be required to join (click here) MIT Global Challenge and select “MIT Friend”, then register. After registering, go to the webpage page of HydroHarvest (sign in here), sign in using your email and password you just created while registering. Once you are on HydroHarvest page, vote by clicking on the word “vote” on the right bar of the HydroHarvest webpage.
Thank you for your support!