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Relief Ops Update: MS-Funded Solar-powered Water Stations

by: Karen Cayamanda

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | Company News | Social Responsibility |

Relief Ops Update: MS-Funded Solar-powered Water StationsMicroSourcing partner SolarSolutions Inc. installed solar-powered drinking water stations in Pangangan Island, Calape, Bohol.

MicroSourcing employees donate funds for solar-powered water stations

MicroSourcing employee donations funded the system from the Bohol Fundraiser, a campaign launched to provide relief aid to victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the province of Bohol. SolarSolutions is one of the two selected beneficiaries of the fund. "Donating funds for solar-powered water stations addresses the community’s immediate need for clean, drinking water in a manner that is cost-efficient and sustainable," says Geoanna Corneby, MicroSourcing CSR Officer, about the partnership with SolarSolutions.

Last December 30, SolarSolutions installed two solar-powered drinking water stations at Pangangan Elementary School in Calape, Bohol. Majority of the infrastructure in the school property were destroyed by the earthquake. The system will provide free, clean drinking water for school children and the entire community.

The mechanism and few maintenance requirements of the system were explained to school teachers and community leaders. The water station system is connected to a supply of fresh water (i.e. rain water, deep well water, river, spring, or contaminated fresh water) that is processed through several filters. The system is powered by the sun through a solar panel that converts light energy into electricity stored in a battery. The system can also charge cellular phones and flash lights and power electric fans for the classrooms.

MicroSourcing and Solar Solutions continue to work together to bring solar-powered drinking water stations and charging stations to more communities affected by more drastic calamities.
SolarSolutions, Inc. designs solar energy systems for homes, communities, and causes. The organization is focused on delivering products and services that deliver great value and produce highly positive social impact for Filipino communities.


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