Believe Green has partnered with the NGO Tinkisso-Antenna to develop an innovative business approach that manufactures and distributes chlorine flasks to low income families. People use the chlorine flasks to disinfect and purify their drinking water, and so avoid water borne diseases.
The project is already operational across hundreds of villages in the Kindia Prefecture in the Republic of Guinea.
Supported by the Ministry of Health for the supply of stabilised flasks of sodium hypochlorite at the national level, and thanks to the support of Antenna, it also focuses on capacity building in terms of management, production and dissemination.
Endemic cholera and contaminated drinking water in homes in Guinea require effective and lasting interventions. The local NGO Tinkisso-Antenna is recognised as a main stakeholder by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health.
CHLORINE DISTRIBUTION MODEL
A SUSTAINABLE AND LOCAL
ENCOURAGED BY THE AUTHORITIES
A limiting factor to the project's growth is access to finance. To help overcome this obstacle, Believe Green is certifying the carbon emission reductions arising from avoided boiling of water to make it safe to drink.
The resulting carbon credits generate an additional revenue stream that allows Tinkisso to accelerate its growth and reach more communities across Guinea.