Pearls of Wata is a social entrepreneur's response to standard of living challenges in Sierra Leone. Our chief focus is discovering and designing sustainable technologies that will immediately improve the daily standard of living for our people in Sierra Leone. The technologies will also remedy our country's current infrastructural and industrial challenges in order to propel Sierra Leone and her people into a more formidable position in the global market.
Water is a human right. The lack of access to potable (drinkable) water keeps people around the world in abject poverty. Without consistent access to potable water, people cannot participate in agriculture or live a healthy and sanitary lifestyle. In Sierra Leone, 2.9 million people are without access to drinkable water. Access to clean water is directly correlated to maternal-infant mortality rates, communicable disease infection rates, and malnutrition.
We are mothers and our children deserve more.
- Zainab Kamarah
Merriam-Webster defines sustainability as being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. In addition to responsible harvesting, Pearls of Wata will secure the sustainability of these technologies by endowing the most vulnerable in a society: women, children, and the differently abled, with the intellectual knowledge and physical skill to reproduce these technologies at will, over and over again.
We are fed up of seeing Black women suffer in Sierra Leone and around the world. Taking care of Black women is tantamount to taking care of everyone. It is time for Her quantum industrial leap.
- Shahedah Fornah
Sustainable technologies that can provide enduring shelter, potable water and accompanying sanitation systems, clean and consistent energy, and reliable food supply are the keys to an everlasting kingdom: a permanent culture.