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Join the Solar Safe Water initiative in Kenya, Tharaka-Nithi and contribute to all Rotary’s 7 areas of focus.

The Solar Safe Water initiative offers an easy and convinient way to create lasting sustainable development. In fact, this initiative support all Rotary’s 7 areas of focus.

By donating $145, one family will get access to hot and safe water for 7 years, Girls can go to school, local economy improves, trees are saved and greenhouse gas emissions are prevented.

Rotary clubs around the world have supported families in the Tharaka-Nithi project with impressive impact.

Tharaka-Nithi project

Make an easy and convinient donations to the Kenya, Tharaka-Nithi project.

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Climate project in Kenya, Tharaka-Nithi

400,000 people live in the province of Tharaka in Kenya, of which 97 percent are without access to safe water at home. This means that the majority of the population is dependent on firewood or charcoal to boil water for drinking and to heat water for hygiene and cooking.

This is both time consuming and expensive for families living on scarce resources, and it also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation.



To reduce emissions and strengthen local resilience while improving families’ health and socio-economic conditions, Solvatten started this project in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya, 2017. So far more than 40,000 people been supported with Solvatten heaters. The need is huge, and here Rotary can make a great impact for sustainable development by joining this project.

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A thought-provoking comparison…

Participating in the Solar Safe Water Challenge will contribute with hot and safe water to villages and families. It also means the possibility to speed up our collective responsibility to mitigate the effects of our non-sustainable lifestyle and reduce our carbon footprint.

One (1) unit of Solvatten heaters, save 7 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions during it’s lifetime. That means 1 tonnes per year.

Emissions from developed countries lies between 4 and 20 tonnes per person and year (territorial), an average European 6,6 tonnes.

Could the Solar Safe Water Challenge be one way to take our collective responsibility to combat emissions of greenhouse gases?


Together We Fix The Planet.