One of my most favorite social products is Wello’s Water Wheel . This product is so ingenious that I can’t praise enough about it.It such a beautiful design solution to a very common essential problem in rural areas.
It’s affordable ,wello as a company has a business model that helps them bring this innovative product to the people .It’s safe ,made from food grade plastic.Keeps clean water clean.Has a wide cap which makes cleaning it easier.It’s convenient,twice the water in half the time.It’s durable.Made for the rough terrain.It’s ergonomic .Simple design with handle control reduces physical strain .Hand holds allow for better handling while filling + emptying. Any point alone would make this a good product , all of it together make it a great one.In terms of research the design team went above and beyond.Stayed with the village for approximately two years.To get all the relevant information.
Half of the world’s poor are suffering from waterborne diseases. It is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter, plastic pipe filter and costs just a few dollars.LifeStraw is a personal, low-cost water purification tool with a life time of 700 litres – approximately one year of water consumption for one person.Each LifeStraw lasts for one person’s annual needs of clean water – a simple straw costing a few dollars will ensure that one at-risk person will not die for a year – now that’s a donation we can all make with a serious kicker!
Now that’s what I call real social designing .This product is creating a real significant difference to the people of Kenya.Has Off! Continue reading “Wello and Vestergaard”