SOURCE Global Helps Create Sustainable Water Solutions for the Filipino Highlands

SOURCE Global announced their third successful collaboration with Conservation International to deliver sustainable clean drinking water to the Indigenous peoples of Palawan in the Philippines.

The SOURCE Hydropanels will create approximately 40,000 liters of renewable drinking water each year, powered only by the sun.  The goal is to help offset the use of plastic bottles that are wasted and thrown into the ocean.

Cody Friesen, Founder and CEO of SOURCE, said, “Remote locations—otherwise nearly impossible to serve—are where SOURCE Hydropanels shine; and this Palawan indigenous community now has renewable, cost-efficient, and clean drinking water that will improve their lives.”

Additional SOURCE Global partnerships with Conservation International are active in Bahia Hondita, Colombia and Atauro Island in Timor Leste.

Funding for the project has been made possible by the global nonprofit climate-tech accelerator Elemental Excelerator.  Additional funding support was made by both the US Embassy, and Filipino government officials.

Ma. Pearl Lagrada, a community administrator, said “The lack of a reliable and clean water source, and the sicknesses this caused, has troubled this school and their community greatly over the years. Now, there won’t be worry about where they can get drinking water as there is an accessible and consistently available source of clean water.”

SOURCE Global’s project complements Conservation International’s long standing relationship with the Flipino government to develop sustainable solutions with the highest potential impact.

Source: Good News Network