I’m sure many of us have seen the images of women and children in developing countries carrying large, dirty containers to water wells miles from their home, filling them up and then carrying the heavy buckets back to their communities. Although 40% of the world’s population struggles for access to water daily, safe water transport between source and home remains a problem; PackH2O is working on changing this.
PackH2O is a collaboration between Impact Economics, a group of social entrepreneurs driven to create innovative products to address global challenges, and Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging that uses its vast resources help make positive change in the world. Together, the personal water carrying device behind the PackH2O movement for safe water transportation was created to impact lives around the world.
Designed to be the lowest cost, ergonomically correct way to manually transport water, the PackH2O water backpack holds up to 20 litres of water and collapses when empty. Its outer shell made of industrial grade woven polypropylene offers the best combination of strength, weight and cost, which makes it a functional and economical solution for developing economies and for disaster relief conditions.
An economical alternative to plastic jerry cans, which are currently used, the packH2O water backpack is seven times lighter and seven times smaller, and through its considered design offers a means for transport on back or head, and sanitary household water storage. The backpacks also provide simple, affordable micro-business opportunities to communities, from assembly of packs to liner sales and distribution.
To check out the anatomy of the innovative pack, click here.
Help PackH2O reach its first year goal of distributing 100,000 backpacks to those in need by making a contribution here. Each $10 donation goes towards a backpack and allows their partners in the field to continue their work.
Thank you PackH2O for making our world wonderful.
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