Explain your project in details:
"WATER PACIFIC" implements an eco-efficient technology using an atmospheric water collector that has the ability to supply drinking water in remote communities. For example, a project designed to help farmers to increase their resilience to climate change and to diversify their income could include a viable mechanism to supply water from the environment in times of drought and in areas where the water supply is difficult to reach. Also, it is intended to consider for its deployment the results of programs and initiatives related to development models and climate change. An eco-efficient project to supply water from the environment is more likely to be sustainable, because its water storage may be permanent, and per se, it can incorporate adaptation measures for communities and ecosystems in the region where no one considers adaptation. This is why the emphasis of the design is focused on the immediate needs of the population. Besides, its benefits could be reflected and replicated at a global scale. General Objective "WATER PACIFIC" is dedicated to manufacture atmospheric water collectors with eco-efficient technology. These collectors implement a feasible and productive mechanism for supplying drinking water to communities with limited access or to remote areas that do not have access to water resources. Water Pacific products cover the basic needs of remote communities and help them to continuously progress in their activities, nutrition and sustainability, increasing people's quality of life. Specific objectives - To make atmospheric water collectors with the following collection capacity per day: 1ltr/day, 15ltr/day and 35ltr/day. -To guarantee the supply of drinking water throughout the year to communities living in remote areas and arid areas. - To improve the integral health of the inhabitants of a community and consumer habits with regard to water resources.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We are currently under the support of two government-owned institutions that provide us a wide range of management and development tools for the project. Among them we have the Antioquias Governor's Office that has supported us in the creation of the scale version of the Atmospheric water collector. The government has many agreements and, in some of them, SENA (National Government-owned Learning Service), participates to benefit its alumni and students. SENA is a government-owned intuition attached to the Ministry of Work of Colombia, in charge of training people and awarding associate-like degrees (in Colombian Spanish, Technical and Technological Programs, 1 or 2 years of undergraduate education). I am an alumnus of the program Technology in Automotive Mechatronics (2 years of undergraduate education). SENA not only trains people, it also serves as the bridge between its community and many of the largest companies and other government-owned entities in Colombia and abroad. This allows its students to develop innovative projects in different areas and sectors accompanied by experts. Beneficiaries I invite you to visit the rural area, of Alvarado Village, municipality of Copacabana, Antioquia, where the project currently runs. The average number of people per house in the zone is 5. Regarding the composition of the family group in the community, the average is 4.8 members; these are low-income families rated in stratum 1 (the poorest people). From them, 65.1% works as land farmers and pig farmers, 11.1% works on community and social services and 8.2 of them work on commercial activities. The income of these rural homes is composed by 79% of autonomous work and 21% of money subsidies. The aqueduct demand cover is 20.7% lower than the electricity one in this rural sector.
Sustainability and future plans
Environmental studies show that water companies do not attempt to supply drinking water to the entire country because some regions are difficult to access. The costs of supplying water have recently increased in Colombia and they will continue to increase in the coming years. The problem is particularly serious for communities in parts of the country located away from the mountainous Andean region where the largest water sources can be found. Customer Segmentation Poorly resourced municipalities that do not have access to drinking water. Government entities that develop programs involving drinking water supply, water mains and sanitation. Companies of the agro-industrial sector. Investment companies. In this regard, we intend to aim personal sales and marketing strategies directly at the target markets. This will be decisive in order to implement and create a sustainable business that is valued by the consumer. Expansion of the solution In the future, this green energy will become a stable business which will serve the community and hopefully the world as a whole. Over time our presence will increase and the different segments of our target market will gain more knowledge of our services. - Become a primary environmental energy consultancy in five years - Achieve profitability within three years Publicity - Advertisement - Find investors - Integrate operations - Become well-known - Monitor various elements of outstanding business FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS To reach a sales projection for the first year of COP $323,000,000 ($ 95,019.00 USD) To manufacture during the projects first year 64 Atmospheric water collectors with the following collection capacity per day: 1ltr, 15ltr and 35ltr. To reach a ROI (Return on Investment) of 59.34%, with a Net Present Value NPV of COP $199,140,966 ($ 58,582.59 USD) and a Payback Period of 1.35 years, in an horizon of 5 years.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Abel grew up in the city of Medellin (Colombia) and attended the SENA higher education college for his technical degree in environmental and automotive studies. Abel learned about human water needs in the first three months of his course and presented one of his teachers with a project. After one year, his ideas resulted in the production of a system to generate drinking water from air. This gave Abel the chance to make a real impact on his community, and he was therefore awarded a prize to implement his idea. The implementation process is currently being carried out with the support of the local government of Antioquia in regions that are highly vulnerable due to their lack of resources. For some years I have seen how my project has evolved but also how peoples life quality has been improved too. My knowledge has been useful to change other peoples life. But, my question is: what is the difference I am making?, what can I do to have that difference as a positive factor in my life and in others life.?, was this possible because of my courage and determination? Every single action counts and every action made for our planet will generate change in other spaces, creating even a better place for living. Even if your action affects a few or a lot of people, the important thing is doing it and achieving your goals. Sometimes the smallest things create the biggest impacts and those things are the most remarkable ones. Awards Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa award international winner The Nasser bin Hamad, Young Creativity International Award from the Kingdom of Bahrain, granted an international trophy to the best science innovation. EcoChallenge (EcoReto Colombia) Tic Americas International Award, realized by OAS, in Panama City, Panama, in the year 2015.