PUBLIC VENDING DRINKING WATER DISPENSER
Published on May 17, 2016 um 18:11
Explain your idea in details:
The idea is to provide low-cost, highly efficient automatic drinking water dispensers in densely populated areas of the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project is new and non-existing in Tanzania, and it is designed to achieve two main goals: Firstly, to eliminate recurring outbreaks of cholera in the city by providing safe, affordable and easily accessible drinking water, and secondly, to reduce the use of plastic bottled-water, that causes environmental pollution due to lack of effective systems of recycling plastic water bottle and in addition also higher price of bottled (in Disposable plastic bottles) drinking water makes one to think about finding a solution of that problem for the betterment of our society and environment. This business will provide self-service public automatic water dispensers that will provide drinking water at cheap price to fill the tumbler or refill reusable bottle in public places like university campuses, bus and railway stations. The vending machines will sell the water in volume- based refill. The machines will accept a Tanzania shillings 200 coin for refiling a glass of 300ml. This is cheaper compared to prices of drinking water in disposable bottles. The vending machines will sell both cold & hot drinking water in volume-based refills. Vision statement for the business is to be the best drinking water dispenser in five years to come with several stations at various major institutions (public spots, universities) and with the ability to increase its capital and employ more workers. The mission of the business will be to Provide and promote high quality services and ensuring sustainable safe water systems and environmental conservation using the quality inputs available. The objective of the project is to generate profit and provide the best and high quality services (safe drinking water) that will satisfy Tanzania citizen.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Tanzania recently experienced an outbreak of cholera, and according to World Health Organization (WHO) recent reports in October 2015, 4922 Cholera cases were reported with 74 deaths. The city of Dar-es salaam alone accounted for 3500 cases (about 70%) of all cases. Dar es salaam faces a huge problem with plastic pollution due to overuse of bottled water and lack of proper recycling systems to deal with the waste. For this reason, my project idea is to start public drinking water dispensers in the densely populated areas of the city of Dar es salaam, where access to clean drinking water is poor, and there is excessive use of disposable plastic-bottle. The idea is intended to achieve two main environmental goals: Firstly, to eliminate recurring outbreaks of water born diseases (cholera) in the city by providing safe, affordable and easily accessible drinking water, and secondly, to reduce the use of disposable plastic bottled-water, that causes environmental pollution due to lack of effective systems of recycling plastic water bottle. According to the Tanzania Bureau of Statistic 2012 national census, the city of Dar es Salaam (where the business is expected to be taken), the region had a population of 4,364,54. In Dar es Salaam 38% of households get their water from wells or water vendors, while 62% use tap water. Of these, 8% have their water piped house. The projected market share of three (3) stations; UBUNGO, TAZARA and UDSM cafeteria, is expected initially to be an average of 1000 (one thousand) customers per day receiving safe drinking water at dispensers. The Tanzania Government introduced an outright ban on Disposable plastic bags in 2006. Manufacturing or import of bags of a thickness between 30 and 65 microns has been forbidden so the government and environmentalist will support the program
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This project will install public drinking water dispensers in three city areas of Dar es salaam: Ubungo Buss station (the biggest bus station in Tanzania), The university of Dar es salaam and Mbezi Primary School (that has over 1000 students). The first stage is to handle the legal logistics of the project. We are currently talking to different experts of water sanitation and government officials, which would get us started with the legal work. The second stage is to assemble water dispensers that could use a manual refill system or a Point of Use Water System (the reservoir is connected to an existing water system). The refillable dispensers will be placed at Mbezi School that does not have an existing water system. At Ubungo Bus Station and University of Dar es salaam, we will install a Point of Use water system. Both types of dispensers will have high efficiency filter machines (Cyst and Lead Reduction Filters) and will be connected to a vending machine that accepts Tanzanian coins. Simultaneously, we will start educating the surround communities where the dispensers will be available, and this will go hand with hand with advertising the project. We also plan to collaborate with organizations working in environmental conservation to get monetary and publicity support for the project.
Mr. Victor A Byemelwa is young talented entrepreneur in Tanzania, He has been engage on Entrepreneurship activities both Nationally and internationally and attending different national and international entrepreneurship summits and is project coordinator at Tujiajiri Non Governmental Organization. Also Mr. Victor has been winner on business ideas social media campaign established by richest man in Tanzania (Hon.Mengi). These entrepreneur involvements have made his name to be famous on campus. In addition, Mr. Victor Byemelwa is a business idea innovator and has participated in numerous entrepreneurial seminars and activities. Mr. Victor A Byemelwa is a risk taker, an opportunity seeker, a positively minded leader and team builder.
Stage of Idea
VICTOR A BYEMELWA
Example of Water dispenser machine (it's just an example of dispenser machine which i expect to use for my business)
International deleget at Global Engagement summitt 2016 representing Tanzania