‘AWA – the soap that cleans the rivers,’ a soap bar that improves the quality of water in a world where 159 million people are dependent on untreated water, also as a cultural tradition, the project seeks to convert a common laundry soap into a product to decontaminate river water.
The purpose is to preserve the natural sources of the andes, through project ‘AWA‘, drawing upon people who wash clothes in the rivers. After several months of research, they managed to find microorganisms with a probiotic function, capable of feeding on pollutants from the river, proving to have up to 75% efficiency.
Andea has made the AWA formula available to governments, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and soap manufacturers. That way, AWA will reach the right hands and the rivers where these ancient traditions are still carried out.