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We are challenging the entire Rotary family to support Solvatten’s project in Kenya and the province of Tharaka.

One Solvatten solar safe water heater, supports one family with hot and safe water for 7 years. In addition, using it cuts the family’s carbon emissions, saves habitats and the family benefits in health, equality and wealth.

450,000 people in 40 countries are today using the Solvatten award-winning innovation, promoted by UN and WWF among many others.

The Solvatten heater’s great impact on sustainable development according to UN’s Agenda 2030 are amazing. And it also support Rotary’s all 7 area of focus.


If every Rotary club donate one Solvatten heater to the Solar Safe Water initiative, the impact would be amazing.

What is the impact of 35,000 heaters? One heater per family.

  • 35,000 families (almost 200,000 persons) have access to hot and safe water for 7-10 years.
  • 1,750,000 trees are saved
  • 245,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are prevented
  • 10,500,000 less sick days
  • Save cost $42,000,000
  • Girls can go to school and women can get paid work

The Solar Safe Water Challenge can be a transformative innovations for sustainable development. It powers sustainable development socially, environmentally and economically. In fact, Solvatten heaters support all Rotary’s areas of focus, as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s Agenda 2030. This project exemplifies how human and environmental wellbeing are interconnected.

Solar Safe Water support all Rotary’s 7 areas of focus, and…

… Agenda 2030, UN’s goals for sustainable development.

Rotary can make a major impact for PEOPLE and PLANET.

This challenge offers an easy way for Rotarians across the globe to unite and take action to create lasting change, socially, environmentally and economically.

Using Solvatten heaters will clearly show how everything is interconnected: safe water are related to climate change, air pollution, loss of habitats and biodiversity, equity, health and wealth. All numbers are taken from experience of the Kenya project started in 2017.

 Are you ready to join?

See the full webinar from the 25th of August and learn all about it.