The design and installation of the machine have been completed – including the solar panels, audio playback function in the machine and the lighting to make getting water after sunset easier and safer.The audio playback feature not only provides instructions but is also used by local advertisers to generate some extra income.
The web application for the dashboard is still under construction. With this, the water distribution of each new water vending machine can be tracked. This is important because then the monitoring can also be done from smartphones by several people. This way, there is always insight into the operation of the machine and one can respond quickly if something goes wrong.
To ensure that management is also properly guaranteed – 10 official water board members have been trained, along with 21 local government workers.
The first vending machines are a success and are closely monitored, but what next? Together with Simavi, we not only finance the following water vending machines, but also a research carried out by a local consultant. He will work with the local organizations to see how this project can be rolled out further with the ultimate dream of becoming completely independent of donations. That would of course be great, because it only increases our impact.
Zo ziet de eerste water vending machine eruit