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Give clean water to the Kpekpeta community in Togo (Phase 1)

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Our goal
Construct a Warka Tower to give access to clean water to an isolated community of the Kpekpeta.
The Challenge

Water is fundamental to life, but in many parts of the world, shortage is a severe problem.

Following UNICEF statistics a quarter of the Togolese population don’t have access to drinking water within 30 minutes walking distance, in Togo in the rural areas only 5% of households sterilize their drinking water. Kpekpeta Village is a small rural village nestled in the forests of Souther Togo. In the country, poverty is omnipresent as are the diseases that accompany it, such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid. The primary cause of this is lack of access to clean, potable water.

The name of the project, ‘Warka', comes from the Warka tree, a giant, wild Fig tree native to Ethiopia (where the project was initiated). The tree constitutes a very important part of the local culture and ecosystem by providing its fruits and offering a shaded area that acts as a gathering place for the community.

Our Solution

Warka Tower captures potable water from the atmosphere; it collects rain and harvests fog and dew!

Warka Tower is an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable water source for rural populations who face challenges in accessing drinkable water. It is first and foremost an architecture project. While the Warka Tower does not claim to be 'the' solution to all water problems in developing countries, it is nonetheless an important tool that can provide clean water in select areas, particularly in remote regions where conventional pipelines don’t reach or wells do not exist.

The name of the project, ‘Warka', comes from the Warka tree, a giant, wild Fig tree native to Ethiopia (where the project was initiated). The tree constitutes a very important part of the local culture and ecosystem by providing its fruits and offering a shaded area that acts as a gathering place for the community.

It is a tall structure is designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere. It collects rain and also harvests fog and dew. The air always contains a certain amount of water, depending on the local atmospheric conditions—temperature and humidity—making it possible to get water from air almost anywhere in the world. Locations with high rates of fog and humidity are the best places to install the Warka Tower.

Your Impact

Warka Tower Provides Even More than Water!

Help us to empower communities that lack access to an essential element in their daily lives: drinkable water. As important as this challenge is, Warka Tower is much more than a sustainable new source of clean water. The collection tower also generates energy, stimulates the growth of food and the local economy, and offers a civic and social meeting place where all generations can gather to share new ideas and pass along traditions.

Pledge spending
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    International flight ticket

  • 13% -

    Local hotel and food expenses

  • 13% -

    Local trasportation expencies

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    Administrative costs

  • 12% -

    Crowdfunding costs

  • 12% -

    Local employments

  • 12% -

    Photographer costs

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Our milestones
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  • Dexter

  • Kent

  • Kevin

  • Amy

  • Arturo

  • John

  • DOSSEH

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