Overview

Kusini Water makes unique, mobile, solar-powered water purification systems from locally sourced macadamia nutshell and nanofibers. They work with local farmers to use their off-waste macadamia nut shells, turn them into carbon filter and use solar power for distribution.

Successes

Kusini successfully secured contracts with DHL, O.R Tambo Foundation, the US Embassy, and DuPont Chemicals, worth more than R10 million, impacting more communities by making clean drinking water accessible. They’ve increased turnover by 352% and created more than five additional jobs. New water filtration sites within South Africa (including Muldesdrift, Cloetesville, Kayamandi, Kwa Thema, Hamaanskraal, and Diepsloot) now provide clean drinking water. Since the start of the programme, Kusini Water has made available over three million litres of clean drinking water per month to communities across the country. The team has also trained over 200 people through their WaSH Programme.

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“At the start of the programme we were doing too much, were often disorganised and the founder had to do bulk of the work. We have since redone our systems, organogram and have recruited new staff.”

Murendeni Mafumo, owner of Kusini Water
Designer