We are a social enterprise convinced that safe drinking water must be accessible to everyone in the world. We work every day to develop new technologies that allow us to provide clean water at an affordable price.
How did the idea of creating Faircap come about?
Faircap’s idea was born on a trip to the Amazon rainforest to visit friends who run reforestation projects. One would think that being in the jungle, in such a pristine environment, full of life and tropical nature, the water of the rivers and streams would be very clean, at least without human contamination. However, even in remote places like the rainforest, the effects of civilization have already had a great negative impact.
I realized that no matter where you are on the planet, we will all suffer more pollution from human and industrial activities in rivers, lakes and natural water reserves.
This is how the idea arose to reduce the size of the filters available in-home systems to a tiny filter that fits inside a water bottle and can be screwed onto any normal plastic bottle.
Thus began this project, trying to find a way to clean the water using a portable device, which could be used in remote places and which can be low cost to be affordable even in poor rural areas where it is needed.
What makes Faircap special?
Faircap is a social enterprise convinced that drinking water should be accessible to everyone in the world. We work every day to develop new technologies that allow us to provide clean water at an affordable price.
Faircap was born as an open collaborative project and our vision is to develop low-cost open source technologies that seek to solve urgent environmental and social problems.
The Faircap water filter is a small, portable, effective and low-cost solution for purifying contaminated water as material relief assistance to those most in need, especially during natural disasters and refugee migrations. In addition, it is ideal for travel, camping, hiking, etc.
The Faircap filter can be screwed onto any plastic bottle (28mm PCO) anywhere in the world, making it universally accessible without the need to wait or use potentially harmful chemicals or power consumption.