“Some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved…with a little technology and a whole lot of soul.”
I’m Jon Kaufman. I own a Silicon Valley marketing company. But my real passion is guiding villages and schools in the developing world towards self-reliance and dignity.
What would you like to spotlight? Your business? Your book? Your Event?
I would like to spotlight my book, Along Walk on a Dry Road. It is my 6-year journey and education as a water warrior.
For over 6 years, I’ve gathered dozens of like-minded friends from around the world to bring technology for safe drinking water to the poorest of the poor. In the process, our project, H2OpenDoors, works towards helping villages and schools to establish small water economies that are self-sustainable. Each installation of a water purification plant provides 10,000 people with 2 liters of safe water every single day for over ten years. So, far, we’ve installed 27 of these facilities in ten countries. The plants are contributed from participation by Rotary and donors.
Every installation has to overcome challenges…from raw water issues, political infighting in the regions, bribery attempts at Customs offices and moving a 1000-pound crate around the world.
In 2019, we want to install 50 plants. We also want to launch our IoT concept, making our technology communicate and work with mobile pay platforms in the Cloud.
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