Grundfos Water2Life provides water for drought-hit Kenya

An influx of refugees into Isiolo, which is the main city in the area where Grundfos’s Water2Life is active, means the villages around the city are feeling the increasing pressure on their water supply systems.

Grundfos is working with the International Red Cross to supply clean water for the local villages through the Grundfos Water2Life programme. Water2Life has installed two water systems to date which have been paid for by Grundfos staff. Another five systems should be installed shortly.

Water2Life is an in-house Grundfos staff programme. Staff worldwide collect money to provide clean water in Kenya. The programme is implemented in association with the Danish Red Cross and the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Using the Grundfos LIFELINK system, water is collected from the underground by a solar driven pump system equipped with a digital payment system. Villagers pay a small amount of money via their cell phones. The money is then used for the maintenance of the water systems. In this way, the villages are ensured clean water for at least 10 or 15 years.