Vuwa Enterprise: Shower Water Drip Irrigation System (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Cindy Khandoker, Nayha Zubair, Aleana Zaldana, Silviano Valdez, Earlham

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01Vuwa seeks to combat poor farming yields, low income and the declining living standards due to the high cost of water in Kenya. The Vuwa Enterprise has designed a scalable shower water drip irrigation system capable of irrigating cash crops for farmers in Kenya and other developing countries. The product sells at an affordable 1483 shillings and can be made even more affordable through Vuwa Enterprise’s lending models. The Shower Water Drip Irrigation System consists of a platform that is installed in a customer’s bath area. During bucket showers the water falls through the platform and is caught in the black plastic tarp and will flow into bottles that connect to drip irrigation tape leading to nearby crops. All components of the system can be bought in local rural Kenyan markets.