Deutsche Hospitality 1x1 – social commitment meets climate protection
Social projects are important to us. That's why we are working with the non-profit climate protection organization atmosfair to promote water treatment technology in Egypt. You can help us: for each reservation made on our website we donate 1 EUR. This money is used to support the construction of solar drinking water treatment plants in the Western Desert region.
In the small villages there with 50 to 1,000 households, no drinking water treatment has previously been available. Residents consume water containing iron and manganese directly from the well. In particular, children and people who are physically weak can become ill easily. Seven plants have already been successfully put into operation in this region, but there is a need for many more.
Environmentally friendly treatment of drinking water
The water treatment plans that we fund are solar powered and function without any external power or added chemicals. The water is cleaned and disinfected using mechanical filtration so that harmful substances like iron and manganese are filtered out. Dangerous germs are also killed.
Each one of the four plants can treat up to 20,000 liters of water a day and supply thousands of people with clean drinking water.
Sustainable development with clean drinking water
With our water treatment plans, we support sustainable growth in the region:
- Several thousand people living in the region now have access to clean drinking water.
- At the same time, the number of diseases that occur due to health risks associated with unclean water have been reduced
- Participation in the construction and maintenance of the plants offers local inhabitants additional opportunities for employment and training.
- With these solar powered plants, we also contribute to protecting the environment since inhabitants no longer have to cook their water on wood fires and thus create less emissions.