Pentair announced this week an exciting initiative that will help bring filtered water and internet service to a rural Rwandan village.
From the Star Tribune:
Water filtration manufacturer Pentair PLC has joined with Coca-Cola Co. to bring the first “ekocenter” offering filtered water and solar-powered charging stations to an underserved rural village in Rwanda, company officials announced Wednesday. The site, two hours from the capital of Kigali, will provide 25,000 residents in Ruhunda for the first time with Wi-Fi access, mobile charging stations, a retail store and up to 20,000 liters of purified water a day. The ekocenter creates “a sustainable economic model to ensure we have a lasting impact,” said Pentair CEO Randy Hogan. “The idea is to create a community center of sorts.”