Striving for
Positive Change

People and technology are a powerful force to address social and environmental challenges. For nonprofit organizations, unlocking this potential to achieve greater impact is a key task. I am incredibly proud and honored to be a co-founder of “Safe Water Gardens”. To help build this organization is not an obligation, but a privilege.

Some of our 40-member team in Bintan Island, Indonesia
A few people from our 40-member team visit Bintan Island, Indonesia
Students participate in educational programs
People of all ages get involved in local community projects

Safe Water Gardens

Using digital technology to fight the world sanitation crisis together

Sanitation saves lives, but billions of people live without access to even the most basic sanitation services. Globally, 61% of the population (4.5 billion people) lack “safely managed sanitation” – meaning access to a toilet or latrine that leads to treatment or safe disposal of human waste.*

In Indonesia alone, where the “Safe Water Gardens” project originates, 370 children under the age of 5 die from contact with contaminated water every day.**

Sanitation prevents the spread of disease, promotes human dignity and has a positive impact on the environment. “The right to water and sanitation is foundational to several sustainable development goals,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

* WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program 2017
** UNICEF report Oct 2016

About Safe Water Gardens

The “Safe Water Gardens” project was brought to life by a coalition of educators, concerned citizens, and business partners. Our vision is to provide a safe and affordable sanitation system for every home in rural areas worldwide.We use digitalization features to connect people around the globe who are adapting the system to their region and needs. Together we will build 100 million Safe Water Gardens.

We are thankful for the organizations working with us

World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Universitas Gadjah Mada
University of Technology Eindhoven
Singtel
Sinar Mas Group
Rabobank
LooLa Adventure Resort
Musim Mas
National University of Singapore
Luther LLP
Credit Suisse
Brain Pool
Borouge
BCSD Singapore
AS Schneider Group
Great Eastern – A member of the OCBC Group
Damen Shipyards Singapore