We recently had Jeroen from Social ImpaKt join us on a trash walk. Social ImpaKt’s vision is that everyone, everywhere has access to safe and affordable technologies within their homes. Its mission is to bring simple, eco-friendly life changing and enhancing technologies like water filters, solar lamps to remote areas (the last mile) and urban centers in Bali and East Indonesia. Social ImpaKt also aims to create micro-business opportunities with these technologies.
Here’s what Jeroen had to say about his trash walk experience:
“We started the trash walk with John at 7 am on this beautiful Saturday morning. We were a group of about 40 people, composed of local parents and students at the Green School.
We walked from the Bambu Indah resort, our starting point down to the river and then entered the forest.
On the way, we picked up plastic trash on the road, in the ditches, following John’s steady footsteps. We filled a pick up truck with trash from a dumpsite on the way. The trash walk was an entertaining and impactful way to do some exercise and raise awareness on the plastic trash issue in Bali. I enjoyed it a lot.
After the walk, we all had breakfast. John gave me the opportunity to introduce the water filters that I am promoting in the villages of East Bali to the Green School parents.
With these affordable and simple water filters ( around US$ 20), you can purify well water, water from the tap and also rain water to make it drinkable, without having to boil it. Villagers can save money on gas or on water gallons while using the filter, up to 2 months salary on an annual basis.
I am a social entrepreneur, based in Bali and the mission of my company Social ImpaKt is to bring affordable, eco-
friendly and life enhancing technologies like water filters to remote villages.
Social ImpaKt also aims to create income generating opportunities by setting up sales and distribution networks that promote these technologies in the villages. Social ImpaKt has already impacted more than 10,000 people in Bali providing them with access to clean water.
I have just launched a charity campaign to donate a water filter to a local family in the remote villages of East Bali.
For more information and see how you can support my initiative, please visit www.social-impakt.com or call me on 0812 36 77 28 42″
Jeroen van Overbeek