EMMY AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST JOINS GLOBAL TEAM
COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF MILLIONS WITH
MODULAR HOUSING, CLEAN WATER & SOLAR POWER
For Immediate Release
Bozeman, Montana & Nairobi, Kenya - Taking the lead in global social entrepreneurship Habihut, LLC announces the unveiling of its most technologically and environmentally sustainable structure to date. The installation and groundbreaking ceremony will take place in Nairobi, Kenya where women are increasingly becoming agents for economic, social and environmental advancements.
Key to enhancing the lives of women, is the new HabiHut Water Kiosk solution, utilizing an advanced, re-engineered GE ZeeWeed water filtration system and an innovative water storage system including water backpacks designed by GREIF, a world leader in industrial packaging. The HabiHut Water Kiosk Solution meets the clean and safe water needs of the developing world. The HabiHut Prototype also utilizes thin film PV solar technology created by GE PrimeStar Solar Inc., offering a low-cost-per-watt solution to energy needs in the developing world and natural disaster zones.
“The relationship between energy and water is beginning to get more attention in the world,” explains Buz Weas, President of HabiHut. “Cutting edge technologies in both of these areas are at the nexus of truly affecting the world’s clean water supply, especially for those in need.”
With HabiHut’s Water Kiosk solution, entrepreneurs purchase the water kiosk solution then offer clean and safe water to their communities while earning vital income to generate economic sustainability. Research shows women in developing regions are most often responsible for supplying water and energy needs for their families and communities. Doing so often places women in life threatening danger and prevents access to education. Investing in women with green business models lays the foundation for strong economic and social development.
HabiHut is now sharing it’s growth and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility on a global scale! HabiHut has assembled a diverse team of experts, including several from female owned companies, in the fields of energy, water, construction, multi-national firm restructuring, videography and media production to document HabiHut’s evolution as the firm is now poised to offer life-saving solutions to thousands in the developing world!
The HabiHut team travels to Nairobi, Kenya May 6 - 16th, 2012 to document the installation of and ribbon-cutting unveiling of the latest HabiHut structure. The team is led by HabiHut project manager Jim Ogburn and Kenyan architect and social activist Ronald Omyonga.
“This innovative water kiosk helps women. From the water carrier to those who suffer the most due to the lack of and/or inadequate potable water, to the budding entrepreneur who supplies this crucial service to her community,” explains Ronald.
The HabiHut documentary crew, includes award-winning videographer Brian Niles of The Outlaw Partners, Bozeman Montana’s leading marketing & branding firm and Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist Julia Yarbough of Julia Yarbough Media Group, Miami, Florida.
“In twenty-two years of news reporting, this is one of the most remarkable Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives I have had the pleasure of working on,” says Julia. “I am excited to bring greater visibility to HabiHut and the life-changing opportunities it brings to the women of Nairobi, Kenya.”
With over two decades of advising Fortune 500 and emerging firms, International consultant Tess Mateo, Managing Director of CXCATALYSTS, New York is coordinating HabiHut’s efforts to reach a greater world audience facilitating a pivotal partnership with The International Labor Organization’s Growth Oriented Women Entrepreneurs (GOWE Kenya) program.
“By leveraging women, who reinvest more of their earnings into their families and communities, this new collaborative model for emerging economies will accelerate development,” explains Tess. “To lift millions out of poverty, we must find ways to address basic water and energy needs and create income generating opportunities for those at the base of the pyramid.”
HabiHut (www.thehabihut.com) structures offer cost effective, light-weight and easy to assemble modular shelter. HabiHut was created to offer a housing solution where valuable natural resources are limited and there is a need for quick, durable and sustainable shelter.
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