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Challenge: Children lack access to clean water
In Eldoret in Kenya, a local school and the SOS Children’s Villages compound are facing a major challenge: they get water from boreholes that is not safe to drink. The school has to buy water from other sources, which is costly and sometimes unreliable.
The goal of this year’s Annual Fundraising Event is to provide both locations with osmosis water purification, enabling the water from the existing boreholes to be treated and become suitable for human consumption.
Total amount raised
~10,102 USD 69,480 DKK
If we do not reach the 250,000 DKK target, we will fund one osmosis system and remaining funds will support more caregivers with business boosters and solar panels (like last year).
Solution: Osmosis Water Purification System
Reverse osmosis is the water purification process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to separate water molecules from impurities. It applies pressure to overcome osmotic forces, effectively removing dissolved chemicals, metals and biological contaminants, ensuring the water is pure and safe for human consumption.
Each system will feature:
A pre-treatment unit that filters out sediments, chlorine, and organic matter from the borehole water.
A reverse osmosis unit that removes dissolved salts, metals, and microorganisms from the water.
A post-treatment unit that adjusts pH and adds minerals for better taste and quality.
A storage tank that will store the treated water and supply it to the distribution points.
Impact: Health, education and well-being
Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is the most basic human need for health and well-being.It is also one of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6). By contributing to this initiative, you will transform lives in Eldoret.
✓ Health & hygiene: Access to clean water will significantly improve the health and well-being of children and the community, reducing the risk of waterborne diseases.
✓ Education: The learning environment will be enhanced, as students and teachers will no longer worry about water scarcity or contamination.
Thank you to all of you Xellians who throughout the years have contributed to the annual fundraiser – you have saved and changed the lives of children, youth, and families at risk!
The history of the Annual Fundraising Event
2015 - The right to education
In 2015, all donations went to the SOS Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya to ensure that some of the most vulnerable children in Kenya could attend school and make a better future for themselves.
2016 - A gift for life
In 2016, all donations went directly to scholarships for the SOS Secondary School in Eldoret, ensuring that children from a poor background have a chance to continue to go to school.
2017 - Higher education
In 2017, Xellia employees helped the young generations from Eldoret, Kenya by giving them the opportunity of getting a higher education after Secondary School, which will allow them to live an autonomous life as adults.
2018 - Vocational training
In 2018, Xellia employees helped young women and men from vulnerable families in Eldoret by giving them the opportunity of technical and vocational training, business start-up support and life skills training sessions.
2019 - Strengthening the SOS Medical Center
In 2019, Xellia employees helped the laboratory at SOS Medical Center Eldoret to fund purchasing of a new biochemistry machine for pathological testing, especially targeted at vulnerable families and their children. And thereby saved lives!
2020 - A car for the social workers
In 2020, all donations went towards a new vehicle to enable the social workers to visit vulnerable families. This will ensure that programs remain relevant and social workers can track the families’ progress.
2021 - Support for ECD Centers
In 2021, all donations went towards improving the facilities at Early Childhood Development Centers in the local primary schools. This includes minor renovations, furniture, play and learning materials and construction of ECO toilets and other sanitary and eco-friendly solutions.