EauZone - Superior quality water for the people of the D.R. Congo

In DR Congo, drinking water is a luxury. Help us bring safe and potable water to the most remote corners of this great African country!

Project visual EauZone - Superior quality water for the people of the D.R. Congo
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01/15/2021
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EauZone - Superior quality water for the people of the D.R. Congo

<p><br /> <strong>The project in a nutshell&nbsp;:</strong></p> <p>The general population of the D.R. Congo has little to no access to true safe and potable water. The precious commodity comes only at an outrageous price! We provide an innovative filtration solution that guarantees access to truly safe and healthy water for the Congolese population. And we do so with a low capital investment while providing quality jobs.</p> <p><strong>The Project in 5 steps:</strong></p> <p>Step 1: Acquisition of a filtration system</p> <p>Step 2: Securing&nbsp;a production site and setting up the production line and quality control processes</p> <p>Step 3: Launching of test production</p> <p>Step 4: Purchasing of a vehicle&nbsp;for distribution purposes</p> <p>Step 5: Expanding production throughout the D. R. Congo</p> <p><strong>Who&#39;s behind the project and how did&nbsp;it start?</strong></p> <p>Longtime friends, since grade school, John and Claude who are of Congolese origin have made frequent trips to the DRC to visit their families.</p> <p>While in the D.R.Congo, more particularly in Kinshasa, they were intrigued by the quality of the &quot;drinking&quot; water (or lack thereof) that is made available to the people for their daily consumption. What is their mineral content? Is it healthy?&nbsp;And if so, is the price fair?</p> <p>After many discussions with university professors, publich health officials, ​health professionals such as paeditricians, nurses and other doctors. They found out that the different waters available were generally harmful to the population&#39;s health. Electrolysis tests of the different waters on the market showed startling results: bad or outright lack of filtration, chemical residues, traces of minerals from underground soil and rock!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/687700/8bbce124-8c32-4af0-95f4-b277c4c4767b.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>As they traveled back to America and Europe, John and Claude remained deeply disturbed and bothered by what they learned. They researched&nbsp;the best and most modern water filtration techniques available. After long discussions and benchmarking of existing solutions , they selected the most adequate filtration system for D. R. Congo. They then purchased with their own funds the water filtration system they had selected. Once the proof of concept was validated, they launched a test production to verify production procedures, product quality and distribution channels.</p> <p>In the first quarter of 2020, they started distributing EauZone to the public who enthusiastically approved of its quality . Especially each time they saw the electrolysis results of their own water versus that of EauZone. Each person could bring their own favorite water bottle for electrolysis testing and compare the results for themselves.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/696704/cac3e829-1ed4-4421-a1eb-fc5f99327751.jpeg" width="100%" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Details of the project</strong></p> <p>The project&#39;s objective is to provide the Congolese population with good quality healthy water.</p> <p>They looked for a filtering process that would make it possible to obtain very high quality water free of filtering residues and traces of harmful minerals.</p> <p>Indeed, the Congolese underground is full of heavy metals, copper, cobalt, coltan, germanium and the like, which is the other side of the coin of its vast mineral wealth.</p> <p>They have thus far validated the project and began the distribution of the product to the general public in the first quarter of 2020.</p> <p>Unfortunately, all operations had to stop due to the Covid-19 crisis as the city was in lockdown. Now that restrictions have been somewhat loosened, they intend to resume and increase production while improving the delivery process.</p> <p>Currently logistics and distribution are handled by private carriers albeit at an unsustainable cost in the long run. The funds&nbsp;collected here will ensure job security for those currently employed, help in the acquisition of a distribution vehicle; as well as expand the project by bringing healthy water to other provinces.</p> <p>As described above, we are now at step 4:</p> <p>Step 4: Obtain a Vehicle and Distribute the Product</p> <p>Step 5: Development of the concept in the remaining 25 provinces of the country</p> <p>Therefore, the goal of this campaign is to proceed with the acquisition of a vehicle for water delivery and secure the wages for current employees until the project is self-sufficient.</p> <p><strong>Rewards and your role as a contributor</strong></p> <p>The project leaders will donate free water produced using this innovative process to charitable organizations (orphanages, retirement homes, and shelters, etc.) on the basis of contributions.</p> <p>The objective is to bring together people moved by the same caring and humanitarian spirit as us, who advocate local solutions for local problems. And local production for local consumption while eager to contribute to everyone&#39;s health.</p>

Allocation of funds

<p><strong>A few figures, but not too many...</strong></p> <p>Adding to the significant contribution made by the project leaders and especially in light of the additional costs incurred due to the Covid-19 outbreak, collected funds will be used to finance an increase in production as well as provide the project with its own transportation and distribution solution since it is currently provided by contractors at a high cost;</p> <p>Your contributions will also guarantee 6 months of wages for current workers; and also hire a manager who will handle the customer service aspect of the project as well as incoming orders. We also have to factor in the exceptional cost of adapting to the new Covid-19 situation.</p> <p>This includes but is not limited to the cost of maintenance, disinfection and supply of sanitary equipment. The Project is currently being reviewed with the aim of increasing production and&nbsp;acquiring a delivery vehicle.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/696862/928d4d6a-e892-467a-8613-69dadad6d5d0.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>Based on your contributions the daily production levels will be as follows:</p> <p><strong>10,000 &euro; - 1,200 L</strong></p> <p><strong>20,000 &euro; - 1,800 L</strong></p> <p><strong>30,000 &euro; - 2,400 L</strong></p> <p><strong>40,000 &euro; - 3,000 L</strong></p> <p><strong>50,000 &euro;</strong> - purchase of a vehicle and <strong>1200 L</strong></p> <p><strong>60,000 &euro; - 4,200 L</strong></p> <p><strong>70,000 &euro; - 4,800 L</strong></p> <p><strong>80,000 &euro; - 5,400 L</strong></p> <p><strong>90,000 &euro; - 6,000 L</strong></p> <p><strong>100,000 &euro; - 6,600 L</strong></p> <p>From <strong>100,000 &euro;</strong>, each additional tranche of <strong>30,000 &euro;</strong> will allow the project to develop production / distribution in the provinces bordering that of Kinshasa.</p> <p>And each additional tranche of <strong>50,000 &euro; </strong>will allow the project to develop production / distribution in other provinces.</p>

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€10

a frank handshake if we meet and a smile 📷

For 35 or More

€35

Estimated delivery: February 2021

a frank handshake with a big smile 📷

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€65

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A Pack of 12 Bottles to be collected in Kinshasa at EauZone's warehouse

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€100

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Two 12-packs of water to be collected in Kinshasa at EauZone's warehouse

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€500

Estimated delivery: February 2021

1 month of free water for a non-profit organization in Kinshasa (orphanage, retirement home, shelters, etc.)

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