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Alex: Working to Help Solve South Africa’s Water Crisis

Alex: Working to Help Solve South Africa’s Water Crisis

Image credit: ISS Africa. Located on the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is known for its stunning topography and cultural diversity. People enjoy watching penguins sunning themselves at the beach in Cape Town or taking in nature’s wonders on a safari. On the...

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Everybody Gets Dirty: Tim’s Story

Everybody Gets Dirty: Tim’s Story

Being an innovative businessman and entrepreneur, Tim White, the creator of one of Business Connect’s newest products, Crud Cloth, was always passionate for human centered design and creating sustainable products that help the unmet needs of people around the world....

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World Water Day: A Heart For The Distributor

World Water Day: A Heart For The Distributor

Here at Business Connect, we are all about being part of the solution to the water crisis, so it’s only fitting for us to acknowledge World Water Day. Today, we wanted to share on our heart behind our distributors. While any individual here at Business Connect...

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Danny, the Man of Many Hats

Danny, the Man of Many Hats

DANNY, our partner in the Philippines, wears many hats. He is presently the head of National Commission for Art Galleries of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines. He is also an art curator and a visual artist, a corporate executive, a...

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Mercy Ministries: Clean Water in Madagascar

Mercy Ministries: Clean Water in Madagascar

Madagascar is the 4th largest island on earth, just off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Around 27 million people known as Malagasy call it home, many of whom have Indonesian heritage. Even with beautiful ecological diversity and a flourishing...

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Patience and Tenacity: Ninky’s Journey

Patience and Tenacity: Ninky’s Journey

When asked what it takes to be a woman in entrepreneurship, Ninky of Johannesburg, South Africa, took a moment to gather her thoughts, and answered with a sure, calm nature.  “Patience. Lots and lots and lots of patience. And tenacity.”  An eloquently-spoken...

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Holiday Letter From Our Founder, Lou Haveman

Holiday Letter From Our Founder, Lou Haveman

https://youtu.be/Y09dDXMd1tw 2021 has been a difficult year as the world continues to recover from the global pandemic, but we are emerging stronger together.  We have had loss and pain, but we are also experiencing victory and growth. We had moments when we...

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Distributor Highlight: Element Access International

Distributor Highlight: Element Access International

How do we get clean water to those in need in a sustainable way? Should we provide clean water to communities through the drilling of wells? But who will maintain those systems? How do we make water filters more accessible to those in need? These are the questions...

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A Simple Filter

A Simple Filter

A story from Daisy Namatovu. Daisy met Lou Haveman, founder of Business Connect, back in 2013 when she was working as a temporary secretary for Rev. Theo in Kitubulu Entebbe Municipality of Uganda.  He was representing a new water filter technology.  That's...

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The Boy Without Shoes

The Boy Without Shoes

Less than 24 hours after arriving in the Dominican Republic, I felt my heart break at the sight of the devastation before me. As representatives of Business Connect, Jereme Lambert and myself had traveled to check on a supply of Kohler Clarity water filters recently...

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From a Failed Law Exam to a Passion for Clean Water

From a Failed Law Exam to a Passion for Clean Water

Meet Henry and his team. Henry is the founder of Tusafishe and one of our partners in the work to provide clean water around the world. We are excited to share that he was selected to be part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This is a...

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