Kenyan start-up INNO-Neat Energy Solutions, founded in 2022, has designed “SafiSolar”, a solar water filter that makes water drinkable. The device is designed for rural areas. Founder and CEO: Godfrey Katiambo. The INNO-Neat Energy Solutions water filter removes contaminants such as bacteria, viruses and heavy metals, making water safe to drink. The system is powered by solar energy to overcome the problem of power cuts. INNO-NEAT has already developed and successfully deployed three “SafiSolar” prototypes with women’s groups in western Kenya. Each installation supplies an average of 5 m3 of drinking water per day, equivalent to the consumption of around 250 households. This innovation earned the company a place among the 10 finalists in the 2023 edition of Ecosystem Restoration Africa, an initiative managed by Village Capital, which targets low-income rural communities in urgent need of drinking water (Afrik 21 – 06/11/2023).