Our focus is on eliminating Water borne diseases by providing plenty of safe water to both institutions
and households in a way that preserves our environment
Water provided by Tusafishe has been tested and conforms to international standards of drinking water. Our water is naturally treated.
Our system is built arround biological processes, leaving the water natural and safe for human consumption.
The technology is an alternative to common methods of water purification in Uganda, it eliminates the use of solid fuel for boiling water, encourages planting of trees, eliminates carbon emitions and deforestation that are associated with boiling water
Approximately 23,000 Ugandans, including 19,700 children under 5years, die each year from diarrhea alone, approximately $1.1million is lost each year due to productivity losses while sick or accessing healthcare, $147 million due to Premature Death, $21 million spent on Health Care and US$8.1 million in Access Time. (Water and Sanitation Project (WSP) report on economic impact of poor sanitation in Africa).
35% of those who have access to safe water are not able to maintain a safe water chain from the source up to the point of use at the household level (Water and Environment Sector Performance Report 2016- Uganda ministry of water and environment)
The alternative methods used in water treatment fall short in many aspects, they are dangerous to the environment, do not provide enough water for communities that live together in large numbers like schools and are costly for the 34.6% of Ugandans who live on less than $1.90 a day.
60% of Uganda's population boil water as a method of water purification
An average house hold needs 14 kilograms of wood to boil drinking water each day. 18 million tons of wood is used by 60% of the population that use boiling as a method of purification every year! Boiling water alone contributes 29.7 million tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in a year
Since july 2017 we have provided clean water to over 30,000 people
75% of diseases diagnosed in Uganda are due to inadequate supply of safe water.
60% of Uganda population boil water as a method of water purification.
33% of Uganda population don’t have access to safe water
When we build a filter, we also fully train the community on all aspects of biological technolgy of water purification, they are trained in creation, use and maintenance of the filter to reduce risks of missuse, members are selected to be a part of water volunteer groups who are our eyes and ears in the communities..
We build filters for institutions, train their students who become part of community water volunteers,they then become our gateway to their homes and communities. Our filters provide water “in the glass” ready to drink to reduce the risk of contamination.
Biological filters are built using locally available materials, and are easy to maintain making them cheap and affordable for Ugandan population. The filters have been proven over the years to be efficient as a method of water purification. “Under suitable circumstances, slow sand filtration may be not only the cheapest and simplest but also the most efficient method of water treatment” world health organization, study by L. HUISMAN Professor of Sanitary engineering, Technological University, Delft Netherlands.
We’ve built a team of individuals who are passionate about serving our communities
and love what they do.
Co-Founder and Director Finance and Administration
Background: (B.A Economics)
Co-founder and President
Consultant in Applied Social Innovations and entrenuership
Co-Founder and Director Operations Background: (National Diploma in Water Engineering)
Co-founder Director Sales and Marketing
Founder and CEO
Background (BSc Accounting And Finance)