This purifying model by PakVitae is capable of purifying 40,000 litres of water and will remove 99.9% contamination from it.
Unfortunately, more than 91 pc of ONLY Karachi’s water is unfit to drink. And overall 22 million people in Pakistan are forced to drink contaminated water. The situation is getting worse in Pakistan but the authorities don’t seem to care. The team of PakVitae came up with a solution for Pakistanis.
The poor sanitary condition alarmed this team, which is a startup, out of National Incubation (NIC) in Lahore, and they took the matters into their own hands.
PakVitae brought its model forward in The Regional Hult Prize 2018. Among 800 participants belonging to different countries, this startup company from Pakistan won the Regional Hult Prize.
The startup won the semi-finale, while Grand finale of the competition has yet to be conquered.
Hult Prize was founded in 2010. It is an annual competition which lasts a whole year. The major reason behind this effort is to encourage people, mostly youngsters, to come up with ideas that will help in solving world’s crucial social challenges.
Personal experience urged the CEO of PakVitae to create this model:
Upon winning the prize, CEO of PakVitae shared his source of motivation behind this project.
“When I moved to Lahore for university and started drinking tap water, I was diagnosed with Chronic Diarrhoea, so much so that I lost 40kg in four months.”
This model will benefit citizens in just $50:
In a press release, the winning team stated, “In just $50, with our setup, a micro-entrepreneur can provide 1000 litres of clean drinking water every day. Our goal is to create 50,000 water-preneurs in Pakistan both in rural and urban areas within five years by collaborating with microfinance institutions like Akuwat Foundation and Finca microfinance in Pakistan.”
We believe this startup model will surely prove to be a major step towards encountering poor water condition in Pakistan.