First Look at Data From Somaliland

In early November, our partner deployed 450 Smart Solar Purifiers to a very remote part of Somaliland.

Tyler, Charlie, and our field partner team.

Tyler, Charlie, and our field partner team.

Here is a look at the GPS locations where the purifiers are being used in Somaliland. I've picked a zoom level to include the reference point of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.

GPS locations of purifiers in Somaliland.

GPS locations of purifiers in Somaliland.

We're excited to dig into this data as well. One new challenge with any map-based display is the scales involved here: the small number of dots isn't a small number of users, it's extremely spread out clusters of users. In fact, one of the dots near the top center is hiding several distinct neighborhoods. As with the Haiti data, stay tuned for more!

PotaVida Wins 1st Place in SVP Fast Pitch For-Profit Track

We're honored to have been awarded 1st place in the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch For-Profit Track, a recognition from the Seattle community of the impact of our work. You can watch Charlie's winning 5-minute pitch below.

First Look at Data From Haiti

In May, we deployed 750 purifiers to 375 households near Jacmel, Haiti. Three field staff from our partner organization were tasked with follow-up visits to households over the next several months. The Smart Solar Purifier let the field staff download and view this usage data at each of these visits, informing their conversations and iterative improvements to training.

In the map below, you can see all of the GPS locations where usage data was captured from Smart Solar Purifiers as part of this pilot. Following hurricane Matthew, we don’t expect any more usage data to be collected; the good news is that our partner there is glad the community went into this disaster prepared with training on water disinfection.

Here is a map of all the locations where purifier usage was captured in Haiti.

Here is a map of all the locations where purifier usage was captured in Haiti.

We are thrilled at having this first at-scale validation of our data capture tools, and so are our field partners. What you see here is just the tip of the iceberg; in coming blog posts, we’ll dive into the data and share the trends and insights we’ve seen. Stay tuned!