RaHaSolutions (RaHa) and Steel Core Tank LLC (SCT) are partnering in donating water storage tanks to villages and schools in Kenya and Africa.

The female-owned SCT donated a beautiful Bushman 10,000L  tank for a great school garden project. The tank was installed by volunteers at Cali Calmécac Language Academy in Windsor, CA and is now watering the students’ veggie garden with rainwater captured off of a classroom roof. The tank and adjacent rain garden continue to serve as educational tools for generations, encouraging students at this wonderful dual-language school to slow, spread, sink, and store our precious rainwater, rather than just let it all runoff. Plus the garden can now thrive through dry months without time intensive hand-watering, allowing the garden-to-cafeteria program and cooking classes to expand. When the tank was installed, California was on it’s 5th year of drought, and teaching respectful stewardship of our resources was more important than ever, and the tank helped students and the greater community learn about small actions each of us can take to make a difference. The whole installation team was polite, timely, and super helpful throughout the whole donation process.

SCT is the largest purveyor of water tanks in USA’s West Coast, and they see the effects of the California drought first hand.

SCT’s President, Nicole Oblad said “we see the effect of drought on Californians every day. All across California the demand for water used in agriculture and fire protection has increased tenfold, to a point where water storage is the only option. But when my Director of Development who is a long time animal rescuer told me the troubles animal sanctuaries and rescues were facing in regards to water, I had no idea. We decided we had to do something to help” drought stricken Animal Sanctuaries across California. 

Nicole stated “We are thrilled to work with a dedicated group of people the caliber of RaHa in donating our tanks in villages and schools in Kenya and Africa”. 

SCT manufactures the finest corrugated steel bolted tank in the market and the first choice for industries such as: Mining, Agriculture, Municipalities, Fire Protection, Wastewater, Fracking, Potable Water, Rainwater Harvesting, Winery’s, Food Production and More.

RaHa’s Kadu commented how their donation method is energized with the opportunity to work with a superior line of steel bolted tanks from SCT. RaHa has an exciting donation method and will be actively recruiting additional sales and installation talent in Africa to expand the personnel resources needed to meet present and future demand for water storage tanks.

About Steel Core Tank LLC:

Based in Sacramento, California, SCT is not only one of the largest and most experienced tank manufactures in the US; they also offer the largest variety of liners and tank accessories in the industry. They sell their quality tank through a worldwide dedicated dealer network that is well trained. The dealers represent SCT’s uncompromising commitment to quality at each and every stage of the order from design to installation and final quality control.

About RaHa:

People are water starved and schools are toilet-less. As a result, girls drop out of school when they start menstruating. This is so unfair –– lack of water and toilets, medical services, and just being born a girl, are enough to lock families in poverty for generations. We change this in villages and school that you care about when you scan –– with your phone –– logos and or barcodes on packaging, containers, receipts... that you dispose of.

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People are water starved and schools are toilet-less. As a result, girls drop out of school when they start menstruating. This is so unfair –– lack of water and toilets, medical services, and just being born a girl, are enough to lock families in poverty for generations. We change this in villages and school that you care about when you scan –– with your phone –– logos and or adverts that you see during & after shopping (on packaging, containers, receipts, stickers, etc).

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Western health systems have been built around the concept of patient-centered care, but coronavirus infections, like any epidemic, requires a change of perspective toward community-centered care. That model of community care is more typically seen in countries in Africa or parts of Asia, where hospitals are reserved for only the very sick patients and far more patients are isolated or treated in stripped-down facilities — similar to the field hospitals now being hastily constructed across Europe and America.

Even Europe’s typically strong networks of family physicians are insufficient to treat the deluge of patients that might be more easily addressed by armies of health workers — people with far less training than doctors but who focus on epidemic control measures. Developing countries are more likely to have such workforces, since they are more accustomed to massive health interventions like vaccination campaigns.

We have just sent out invite below:

On healthcare, coronavirus equalises urban areas and villages in least developed countries and lower-middle-income countries –– people in urban areas and the villages need a healthcare facility named MRESENCE TeleCare™.

We intend to pay for services rendered through the facility to villages and to those that nominate villages for the facility.

On one end, MRESENCE TeleCare™ adds value to villages’ service providers who are current rural government medical centres, rural tele-clinics (emerging due to unemployment), diagnostic labs & peri-urban clinics that subscribe to the facility. In urban areas,  MRESENCE TeleCare™ is the only means by which doctors can see and touch many of the sick that currently avoid visiting hospitals and clinics.

On another end, MRESENCE TeleCare™ serves to create opportunity for generating lost/additional revenue for individual registered doctors and medical facilities in urban areas around the globe that subscribe to the facility. To some registered doctors and medical facilities, MRESENCE TeleCare™ creates opportunity to volunteer services.

Could we negotiate and agree with you on payment terms and conditions?

Trust is, and has always been, the foundation upon which we make our decisions when transacting with one another. It is how we decide whether the parties that we are interacting with are dependable and likely to fulfil their side of any deal. The social world, by nature, doesn’t trust businesses that make profit. It believes that CSR is just another marketing technique.

The nature of trust, or more precisely how trust is determined, has not always been what it is today. As how-we-determine-value evolves, so does the range of people with whom we transact. In the past, we transacted with people in our immediate vicinity, like a town or city. The Internet has grown the marketplace to include everyone in the world who has internet access.

It is in this way that blockchain gives businesses a platform to act with genuine integrity towards their community and customers.

However, blockchain has the potential to add transparency to more than just the financial aspect of business. For example, one of blockchain’s foremost user cases are within supply chain management. The technology can allow for the immutable tracking of anything across the supply chain. This means that consumers can know exactly what their food contains, whether it is organic and fair trade, whether their goods are genuine or produced with respect to workers’ rights.

This is not only beneficial to the consumer, in that they can be absolutely sure about where products came from and what they contain, but also to the company producing the products. Such transparency helps to maintain the integrity of a company by reducing scandals in production, such as a reliance on sweatshops to produce cheap clothing.

Charities currently get little donation revenue from Generation Y & Z, yet they continue to pump resources into activities that simply don’t reach this group. Traditional forms of communication and campaigning –– such as chuggers or charity muggers, newspaper adverts and TV commercials –– simply aren’t engaging this huge demographic, and charities are missing out in the process.

Nowadays, not-for-profit organisations and charities face the ageing of donors and a growing debate over monetary donation collection methods. They need to find solutions to attract younger generation of donors.

Generation Y appear to be socially conscious yet they evoke more sharing and solidarity than  charities. Institutionalised forms of giving, particularly via charities and not-for-profit organisations, are rejected. These individuals seem to express their individuality through practices that resemble sharing rather than giving. From a managerial point of view, these results shed light on the factors liable to cause members of this generation to give, such as:

  1. the use of social networks;
  2. appealing to pleasure, festivities and efficiency rather than to guilt and duty; and,
  3. encouragement to ‘work within the not-for-profit organisations’.

Millennial are highly selective about what organisations they follow in crowded and noisy media landscape…. Nearly half of respondents (48.8%) follows one to five organisations on social media. Crucially, this means that, if you want to engage Gen Y, you need to find a way to make sure that your signal stands out above the noise –– which means tailoring your content specifically to this group, and focusing your attention on the core issue you are championing, as opposed to making your brand the key feature.

Of the three factors listed above, the most crucial –– for increasing attention of this generation to helping causes –– is whether you’re promoting it through an online media platform, such as a social networking site.

With many organisations falling at this first hurdle, it makes perfect sense for more traditional charities to enlist such help from Gen Y or Z volunteers. Not only will this enable the charity to create more compelling social media campaigns (social networks are a natural stomping ground for Gen Y & Z), but it will also appeal to the intrinsic motivation of the Gen Y & Z volunteer who wants to contribute more than his/her money to causes he/she believes in.

(Source: What does the future hold for giving? An approach using the social representations of Generation Y. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. The Effects of Online Media Platform on Joining Causes: The Impression management Perspective, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media)

 

 

We encourage you to do good with brands.

Note that we don’t discourage brands from supporting you directly.

That said, let us do some measurement using a case: Stella Artois, a division of Anheuser-Busch. $3.13 helps provide 5 years of clean water for 1 person in the developing world. Stella Artois will donate $3.13 to Water.org for every Limited-Edition Stella Artois Chalice sold in the US between 1/1/2019 and 12/31/2019, up to 300,000 chalices.

In this regard, Water.org said “[we are] grateful to Stella Artois for donating $1.2 million…”(2018).

So, what was the impact of this?

Of the 844million people without clean water, Stella Artois was able to provide to ~383,386 ($1.2mil / $3.13) people. This was a worthy donation and a worthy cause.

Does it make you feel better about Stella Artois? Perhaps a little.

What if you were scanning Stella Artois logo in support of a water cause in a village that you care about, would you not feel a lot better about Stella Artois.