This water bottle is helping thousands in Africa have access to fresh water.
Morgan teamed up with Ripple to turn the sale of 2,000 water bottles into a well for the district of Mpigi, Africa. Joe Knopp, a Stark County resident, presented his idea for Ripple during Stark Tank, a competition for new businesses, and won. Thanks to the first-place prize and lots of hard work, Knopp was able to move his business forward.
Mark Fedor, CEO of Morgan Engineering, was a judge at that very competition and was eager to help Ripple broaden their horizons. Morgan’s first sponsorship of a Ripple well was in 2022 for Bbembe. This African community needed a water resource for its nearly 2,000 surrounding residents. That well keeps the community hydrated with an output of more than 10,000 liters of safe drinking water every day. Morgan didn’t want to stop there. We have also sponsored the building of a second well for Kikugi. The construction is already underway.
This round of Morgan water bottles is supporting clean water for Cardinal Wamala Secondary School, in the Mpigi district. The pump provides around 2,000 individuals with up to 3,000 liters per hour. Cardinal Wamala has already reported higher class attendance because students aren’t spending excessive time fetching water. The school has begun participating in Ripple’s WASH Program. WASH stands for water access, sanitation, and hygiene. This program provides students with the materials necessary to improve other sanitation issues they may have. Our purchase of bottles and donation to Ripple’s 501(3)(c) helps to change the lives of thousands. We are proud to make a continuous positive impact in Ohio, and around the world.