Nazava in Humanitarian Relief

Nazava in Humanitarian Relief

When disasters strikes, they can destroy or contaminate entire water supplies, increasing the risk of diseases like cholera to which children are particularly vulnerable. Nazava Water Filters are easy to use and require no tools or electricity, making them ideal for use in humanitarian and disaster relief. Unlike other humanitarian water purification systems that are designed purely for disaster response, our ceramic filters last for 7000L, or about 3 years worth, meaning that they can be used by disaster victims long after aid organizations leave. Our filters come in a variety of sizes from 10 to 27.5 liters, and can even be assembled using locally sourced materials using our Do It Yourself kit. Our Petrus Filter is lightweight, portable, and a must have for any emergency kit.

Through partnerships with organizations such as Kopernik, and Mercy Corps, and Aqua-Danone, we have provided humanitarian relief in Venezuela, Haiti, Nepal, Myanmar, Mozambique, and Indonesia. Through our long term arrangement with Unicef we provided 10,000 water filters to war victims in Ukraine with an additional 10,000 provided via a crowdfunding campaign. Most recently, we were selected as one of the winners of the UpLink – World Economic Forum and HRI Humanitarian Impact and Resilience Challenge.

Some of the humanitarian relief efforts where Nazava has been deployed include:

Nazava Water Filters were sent to war victims in Ukraine as part of our long term arrangement with Unicef. Assembled and distributed in partnership with De Leeuw Kyiv, and Save UA.

Nazava Water Filters distributed to victims of the November 2022 Earthquake in Cianjur.

Climate change is making matters worse.

Climate change is causing the frequency and severity of extreme weather to increase. This impacts both the quantity and quality of water. Flooding can overwhelm sewage systems, contaminating well and groundwater. Drought lessens the amount of water available, and less dilution leads to increased concentration of contaminants. Extreme weather events already dominate the headlines around the world. Indonesia and East Africa, where Nazava has a large presence, are prone to booth flooding and drought. Thus with the increased risk of contamination, Nazava provides a powerful tool helping communities improve their disaster resilience. 

Extreme weather events increase the risk of water sources

becoming contaminated.

How can you help?

Partner with Nazava! Join organizations such as Unicef, Mercy Corps, and World Vision who have all joined forces with Nazava to distribute water filters to disaster victims in need. Our product is one of the few WHO-certified products that is produced in the Global South, making it easy to deploy to nearby potential disaster hotspots. We are a very strong player in the humanitarian market, having been distributed in 14 crisis situations in countries such as Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines and Ukraine. Not only do our products provide temporary relief, they also provide a long-term solution: our products last for 3 years which means even when the crisis has subsided our products can still be used.

Any interested parties can contact Steven Ramsey ([email protected]) or Guido van Hofwegen ([email protected]) for more information.