Through the eyes of our CEO

 

On a sunny September day in rural Rwanda, Emiliano reflects back at the momentous occasion when a brand new OffGridBox was installed in a local village

 
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Look at these kids! They are excited because someone is bringing an amazing innovation to their village!

 
 

This morning they drank water from this swamp…

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…the water was brought to their village by merchants on bicycles and it’s expensive!

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So this morning we loaded an OffGridBox onto a truck, drove to their village,

 
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and unloaded the box on at the local school.

 
 

We also brought a big water tank to make sure we’ll never run out of water!

 
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We immediately began installation, and made sure to involve women during this phase.

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Our COO Davide locally tested the system with a remote monitor interface through the Wi-Fi straight from the box.

 

Benoit, our local implementing partner double checked the unit that he will run for 20 years!

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Then a water truck came to provide steady flow into the box because it’s dry season and there was no water!

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We can use rainwater, boreholes, ponds, and rivers to fill the tank.

 

By the end of the day, the box is safe, locked, and ready to serve.

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The very next morning our women box managers were trained to run the box.

 

 The box was so quick and easy to set up that as a matter of fact by the end of the afternoon we were ready to depart.

 
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Even though we are tired from a long day of hard work, it was easily overpowered by the happiness on the children’s faces as they saw their first drop of clean water.

Just a simple story with a big idea. Let’s make clean water and renewable energy accessible and affordable in remote areas!
— Emiliano Cecchini, CEO

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