Request - Project for clean drinking water for everyone.

Santos

New member
I was watching a video last night on this powder that can be placed in filthy water and it binds all the solids and also disinfect the water within 30 minutes. This got me thinking, if someone could get some Blockchain project running to help with the funding for a bunch of these packets, then we can make a real difference in people's lives. Demo :

It should be something similar to this : https://www.gcfdn.org/Giving/Funds-...ble-Giving/Childrens-Safe-Drinking-Water-Fund

A human can go for more than three weeks without food, but the maximum time a person can go without water seems to be a week.

We saw what massive difference the Pineapple fund made to charities, but I think a project like this will make an even bigger impact, because the water sources for many people are filthy around the world and a few packets like this will provide clean drinking water for 1000's of people for a whole year.

Do you have any interesting projects that can be linked to donations for charity projects like this? Please find a way to include this in your projects or to start something new.
Huh


We can also crowd ask that P&G fund to accept donations in Bitcoin to also boost that project, if we cannot start something on our own.
Wink
They currently only accept Credit card payments.
Sad
- $7.50 - give a child clean water for a year...
 

Carson

Member
I was watching a video last night on this powder that can be placed in filthy water and it binds all the solids and also disinfect the water within 30 minutes. This got me thinking, if someone could get some Blockchain project running to help with the funding for a bunch of these packets, then we can make a real difference in people's lives. Demo :

It should be something similar to this : https://www.gcfdn.org/Giving/Funds-...ble-Giving/Childrens-Safe-Drinking-Water-Fund

A human can go for more than three weeks without food, but the maximum time a person can go without water seems to be a week.

We saw what massive difference the Pineapple fund made to charities, but I think a project like this will make an even bigger impact, because the water sources for many people are filthy around the world and a few packets like this will provide clean drinking water for 1000's of people for a whole year.

Do you have any interesting projects that can be linked to donations for charity projects like this? Please find a way to include this in your projects or to start something new.
Huh


We can also crowd ask that P&G fund to accept donations in Bitcoin to also boost that project, if we cannot start something on our own.
Wink
They currently only accept Credit card payments.
Sad
- $7.50 - give a child clean water for a year...
If there is already a charity for safe drinking water and you feel you would like to help, why not donate your fiat currency? It's not necessary to recreate the wheel. Also, existing charities can't use Bitcoin in it's digital form; they must convert it to fiat first at further expense which is a waste of your donation. Accepting Bitcoin will not boost any charity - especially Proctor & Gamble's - with Bitcoin's total value at less than 0.2% of the world's money, it's not logical to think it would. Seriously, use your gov't controlled cash for charities. Keep your Bitcoins for yourself
 

Ezekiel

Member
This is in such moments I say to myself, people try to "blockchainize/tokenize" everything they think is good. Don't get me wrong, it's good to help, but the poster above summed it up clearly the reality. Waste of time and resources for both parties

Better to use fiat and put everything in 1 jar
 

Jameson

Member
If there is already a charity for safe drinking water and you feel you would like to help, why not donate your fiat currency? It's not necessary to recreate the wheel. Also, existing charities can't use Bitcoin in it's digital form; they must convert it to fiat first at further expense which is a waste of your donation. Accepting Bitcoin will not boost any charity - especially Proctor & Gamble's - with Bitcoin's total value at less than 0.2% of the world's money, it's not logical to think it would. Seriously, use your gov't controlled cash for charities. Keep your Bitcoins for yourself
I agree with a lot of this, but it's more of a "extra work involved" getting crypto setup for donations.

Yeah they'll need to pay a fee to convert crypto to fiat if they can't pay any of their suppliers in crypto, but this fee is usually less than what credit card companies charge. Think of every purchase you make with a credit card about 1-3% goes to the banks, you don't pay this the merchant does.

So accepting crypto for donations would be more beneficial to the charities, but since it's something new they would need to put a bunch of effort to do it and learn how to properly do it.

Age old business problems
In the long term this will save us, but will increase our upfront costs. Most organizations would rather spend a little bit a lot of times rather than a lot a few times.

Edit* Just to add if you want a charity to accept crypto, go to the charity and volunteer, work with them learn how and what they do. And then approach the people who can make decisions / managers at the organization and give them a pitch.

But if you just say I like what this place is doing they should accept BTC. I'm going to send them an email with all these benefits, don't expect too much from them.

StoryTime:
I did something like this before, at a convention talking to a company that had no place in crypto, I talked to many companies that day and all the reps basically laughed and said it would never happen. The next day one of those reps came up and said "I'd like to apologize for my comments the day before, we just received a memo this morning saying that as of this coming Friday they would accept BTC payments for any items sold on their site. Nothing I said got them to change their minds, the company already was working on integration it's just the sales / marketers had no idea, basically just talking to the wrong people.
 

Jeremiah

Member
I was watching a video last night on this powder that can be placed in filthy water and it binds all the solids and also disinfect the water within 30 minutes. This got me thinking, if someone could get some Blockchain project running to help with the funding for a bunch of these packets, then we can make a real difference in people's lives. Demo :

It should be something similar to this : https://www.gcfdn.org/Giving/Funds-...ble-Giving/Childrens-Safe-Drinking-Water-Fund

A human can go for more than three weeks without food, but the maximum time a person can go without water seems to be a week.

We saw what massive difference the Pineapple fund made to charities, but I think a project like this will make an even bigger impact, because the water sources for many people are filthy around the world and a few packets like this will provide clean drinking water for 1000's of people for a whole year.

Do you have any interesting projects that can be linked to donations for charity projects like this? Please find a way to include this in your projects or to start something new.
Huh


We can also crowd ask that P&G fund to accept donations in Bitcoin to also boost that project, if we cannot start something on our own.
Wink
They currently only accept Credit card payments.
Sad
- $7.50 - give a child clean water for a year...
If there is already a charity for safe drinking water and you feel you would like to help, why not donate your fiat currency? It's not necessary to recreate the wheel. Also, existing charities can't use Bitcoin in it's digital form; they must convert it to fiat first at further expense which is a waste of your donation. Accepting Bitcoin will not boost any charity - especially Proctor & Gamble's - with Bitcoin's total value at less than 0.2% of the world's money, it's not logical to think it would. Seriously, use your gov't controlled cash for charities. Keep your Bitcoins for yourself
I think what a lot of people do not understand about this, is the fact that donations done with other payment options are lining the pockets of the Banks, with all the fees that are charged. <On the donator and charity side> The whole idea from the beginning was to reduce the cost of these transactions and to put the whole amount donated into the pocket of the charity.
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The other thing that are beneficial with a project like this is that we are creating a "reason" for people to use Bitcoin as a currency. It adds to the utility of the token, when you add use cases for the coin.

I could care less if Proctor & Gamble was a multi Billion dollar company or a coffee shop on the corner of the street, because we are not competing with them. We as a Bitcoin community are adding our own value to the charity and well being of children and people suffering all around the world.

I cannot believe that a few $1000 in bitcoin donations, would not make a difference in some people's lives and that it will not have a positive contribution to this world.
Roll Eyes


Contaminated water can transmit diseases such Diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 485 000 Diarrhoeal deaths each year. By 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. - Source : https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water

Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.- Source : https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water

We can help to reduce those statistics by only making a small bitcoin donation. Imagine if you made 1 donation of say $7 and you saved the live of 1 child.
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Connor

Member
Perhaps the best thing we can do is to keep some currencies donations for such a project and after several years we will notice the high value of these "assets" currencies, which enables us to invest more money to make life better.

It is similar to the money that was allocated to the forum in the first days "more than 100 bitcoin" Now this money can change a lot of things.

Or it may be that Bitcoin has become an approved method of payment
 

Robert

Member
Many successful blockchain projects already support a wide variety of charities and humanitarian causes.

Binance and Coinbase just donated a crap load of money to help with the novel coronavirus, whereas a bunch of other platforms help out in other ways, by providing grants and scholarships to students and such.

The fact is, companies are just as greedy as individuals (if not more so), they don't like giving away their profits simply because they need to keep their shareholders happy.

Only 100% private companies can typically do stuff like this
 

Roman

Member
Many successful blockchain projects already support a wide variety of charities and humanitarian causes.

Binance and Coinbase just donated a crap load of money to help with the novel coronavirus, whereas a bunch of other platforms help out in other ways, by providing grants and scholarships to students and such.

The fact is, companies are just as greedy as individuals (if not more so), they don't like giving away their profits simply because they need to keep their shareholders happy.

Only 100% private companies can typically do stuff like this
I am not talking about private companies. A few years ago there was a website, where you would donate money and then a automated watering system would fill up to water a garden. The whole system was covered with 24 hour video streaming, so you could see the garden being watered by that system, as the donations came in.

Now imagine someone creating something similar to this with a token dropping for every packet that are funded via this site. It can be a virtual vending machine or something in real life with say gumballs or sweets.

Crowd funding for charities are sometimes more effective than large companies just dropping a bunch of money into a project. It is also a lot more fun when the community link this with something that you can see. < Like a Thermometer filling up to see the funding grow towards the end goal >
Grin
 

Cooper

Member
I am not talking about private companies. A few years ago there was a website, where you would donate money and then a automated watering system would fill up to water a garden. The whole system was covered with 24 hour video streaming, so you could see the garden being watered by that system, as the donations came in.
You mean like Polly Feed? Doing that with kids and drinking watter would be ..... controversial to say the least. But controversy in a playful way can create attention
 

Ian

Member
I am not talking about private companies. A few years ago there was a website, where you would donate money and then a automated watering system would fill up to water a garden. The whole system was covered with 24 hour video streaming, so you could see the garden being watered by that system, as the donations came in.
You mean like Polly Feed? Doing that with kids and drinking watter would be ..... controversial to say the least. But controversy in a playful way can create attention
Ok, that would be pushing it, if we did that with children... but it is a interesting option.
Grin
They could put a vending machine like that in schools and then have it pop out for FREE after someone did a donation.
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My idea was more that this kind of setup must be put online to show the person donating where his or her powder packets are going. You can have a list of different schools or clinics or small villages and a pigeon hole for each.. You then give the donator a list of those options and he or she can then for instant press #2 for say "Cambridge School" and the amount of packets for that donation will drop out in that pigeon hole in real time.
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This will just be a fun way to include technology and the Internet and Crypto currencies to demonstrate how online charities can be done. There will obviously be someone on the other end to fill the vending machine and then to collect the packets and to distribute them, if this was not centralized in several locations.

A lot of these locations does not have good bandwidth, so that is why I suggest that it must be done in a central location with good Internet and then distributed
 

Nicholas

Member
I just bought my first 500 packets of the P&G water purifiers to test if this is what it claims to be, because I do not want to get people all fired up about something and then it turns out to be a scam. It was quite cheap on Amazon, but I bought it from another site with faster deliveries.

Once I tested it, I will report back here and if it turns out to be something legit, I will distribute it to the poor in Africa on my next visit there. < I frequently go there for work, so it will be a good opportunity to see how they will accept it >

If this is successful, we could start talking more seriously on doing something more formal. Nothing is stopping people from doing something on their own, so if you want to do something, please feel free to do it.
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Angel

Member
Are you hoping to profit off this project?

If so, your product will never reach the poor. You'll give them away to start, then richer people will start offering to buy them.

This will only work if you are a registered charity and aren't after a profit
 
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