Maji Safi is a Water filtration device that is attachable to jerry cans. It Increases safe water access by utilizing a current technology.
Rebecca Gerdes Iowa State U , United States of America
Nick Dittmar Iowa State U, United States of America
Blake Duden Iowa State U , United States of America
Marissa Till Iowa State U, United States of America
Jorden Kuntz Iowa state U, United States of America
The Science Behind it All
Curious how each layer of our filter works. Stay tuned over the next couple of days to see the science behind each layer of Maji Safi! We're so excited to share it with you!
Food and water, best friends and worst enemies
Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies contribute substantially to the global burden of disease. Impoverished communities experience high rates of undernutrition and increased exposure to infectious diseases caused by crowding and inadequate sanitation. Women of reproductive age and children experience devastating health consequences as a result of limited resources, cultural influences, and biological vulnerabilities. Undernutrition and infectious diseases exist in a baleful synergy: undernutrition reduces immunological capacity to defend against diseases, and diseases deplete and deprive the body of essential nutrients. Undernutrition and infectious diseases further exacerbate poverty through lost wages, increased health care costs, and—most insidiously—impaired intellectual development that can significantly reduce earning potential. Maji safi decreases poor sanitation, decreasing the chance of contracting an infection of some form that causes micronutrient deficiencies. The decrease in parasitic infections allows for decreased food waste and increased, supplementation to the body!
The Waitng Game
The team has been doing some brainstorming on expansion at out latest meeting. Waiting for the official decision, coming in the next few weeks is killing us so we decided to put our nervous energy to good use! We are deciding on new ways to integrate our project into the developing world to prevent food waste! We are also looking into the best places to ground test Maji Safi, and the awesome incentives we can provide for out initial trial participants, aside from the awesome impacts Maji Safi has on food security, and Health!
Maji Safi is excited to announce prototype 3 is in the works! We have found just as efficient, but less costly materials to make Maji Safi even more cost effective and easier way to manufacture! We are looking into different companies that are capable to manufacture majie safi in a cost effective way and, are able to simultaneously provide job opportunities within areas where we would like to see maji safi boom! stay tuned for photos of our up and coming prototype!