Problem: In Zambia, two out of three people lack access to safe water.

Solution: Our super-efficient water pasteurizer can provide safe water for over 1,000 people for just two cents per person, per day.

We are field-testing our pasteurizer prototype in Ndola, Zambia right now, and people love the pasteurizer - they can't wait for the permanent installation of the next two! With your help, we can reach $30,000 which will install two pasteurizers in the village by early 2014. But, we need your help to do it!

"The system is so good and very quick," said Ester Banda, Ndola local and Water Quality Testing Lab Manager, "it has been an eye-opener and we hope it will be promoted in our community."

Ester Banda talks about the water pasteurizer's future in her community.

This pasteurizer works with our 100 Liter Stove; it is 100% effective at eliminating all waterborne pathogens including hepatitis A., E. coli, shigella, entamoeba, retroviruses, polioviruses, giardia, cryptosporidium and the bacteria that causes typhoid and cholera. InStove can make large quantities of water (over 3,000 liters per day) safe to drink for people without access to electrical grids or expensive fossil fuels.

"I believed in this project in the lab; I knew we had something special," said Research and Development Engineer Nick Moses, "but the enthusiastic feedback we've received from the field was the final piece - I know this can be successful."

What will our success mean? It will mean this village will have enough safe water to meet the needs of 3,000 people. It will also mean the first production run of pasteurizers, and the ability for us to quickly produce and distribute this system wherever there is need, in places like Haiti, Darfur, and Ethiopia.

Nick Moses discusses his experiences in the lab and in the field.
What can you do to help? Donate at Indiegogo. View our video. Print a flyer (and ask if you can hang it in your favorite coffee shop). Share the news with your friends! Tell them how you've partnered with us to serve the people of Zambia - and how they can help too. If you know a blogger or journalist who would be interested, please, tell them about us!

Join our effort to bring safe water to the world, starting with Zambia! Together, we can make clean water a reality:

Institutional Stove Solutions - InStove - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization founded in 2012. We are dedicated to relieving suffering, improving health, and reducing harm to the environment through the design and delivery of highly efficient biomass cookstoves, and allied technologies to the most vulnerable populations worldwide.