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We use water every day. As a matter of fact, we drink it, cook with it, wash our hands with it, and shower with it...
Life is at risk due to contaminated water.
Did you know that 663 million people in the world still live without access to safe drinking water?
Nearly half of them are concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. The unavoidable use of unsanitary and dirty water kills approximately 300,000 people annually and more than 800 infants every day due to diarrhea caused by dirty water.
No money to buy water.
In a local village in Kenya, 20 liters of well water is purchased for 10 yen. This amount is equivalent to 500JPY per ton, which is roughly equivalent to Japan’s water rates. For people living on ¥200 a day, a ¥10 water bill is a huge burden. Many people use contaminated water from rivers and puddles even when there is safe water accessible right in front of them.
Takes a lot of time to fetch water
Many women use most of their day to fetch water. In the village where the Pilot Plant is located, women spend more than 5 hours each day fetching water. This makes it difficult for them to find time to work and earn income. In addition, this entails a lot of effort and hard work. If they are sick or injured, they won’t be able to fetch water, and thus their children do the work for them.
Harvest Moon will develop a community with a water kiosk, workshop, open market, and medical kiosk in a local African village. We call it "Harvest Paradise".
In February 2021, under SARAYA Corporation, we began a survey of the local water situation and in December of the same year and completed a Pilot Plant on the outskirts of Kisumu City in the Republic of Kenya.
Harvest Paradise has a water kiosk where clean, quality-controlled water is always available, workshops where local people can work and earn an income, and an open market where people bring produce, eggs, used clothing, etc. to sell. There is also a medical kiosk that will help people in need of medication for colds and diarrhea.
Many areas of Africa, is currently experiencing shortage in water supply facilities, In such places, wells are a valuable source of water. Harvest Paradise sells water at low cost to local residents by setting up "water kiosks," water stations that supply good quality, sanitary water.
By creating many water kiosks, we also free women from water fetching work.
In the workshop, Japanese and foreign designers will collaborate with African people to create attractive goods. All finished products will be purchased by Harvest Moon and sold around the world to enrich the lives of people in local villages.
The open market provides a place where local residents can bring vegetables, fruits, eggs, used clothing, and other items they have grown and sell them freely at the market. This helps to create a community in depopulated areas and encourages people to interact with each other.
In Africa, more often than not, we hear people say “I contracted Malaria "when flu symptoms appear. In many cases, however, it may be a cold or a stomachache, and common medications can remedy the symptoms. At Harvest Paradise, we have an AI clinic system that provides a simple diagnosis, sells routine medicines, and helps people lead healthy lives.
1 /10 PROJECT
Harvest Moon's mission is to build and operate one orphanage for every 10 Harvest Paradise sites by creating a fund with a portion of the proceeds from Harvest Paradise and trust funds from investors.
Just as we are expanding Harvest Paradise throughout Africa, we plan to build and operate more orphanages throughout Africa.
HARVEST COIN SUPPORT SYSTEM
For every 100jpy, 10 Harvest Coins will be given to the local people. In terms of water, you can purchase 10 bottles of 20 liters of clean water. You can also purchase medicines, foodstuffs, and other items you want at your own discretion in Harvest Paradise. Harvest Moon sincerely hopes that as we continue with our endeavor to let, not only, our Sponsors know, but the whole world, what Africa needs, a lot of people will foster LOVE and GENEROSITY that will bring smiles to the people of Africa