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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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Clean Water Challenges in Rural Eswatini

Clean Water Challenges in Rural Eswatini

Despite its small population size, Eswatini (Swaziland) has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and has been greatly affected by the epidemic (UNAIDS, 2019). With this in mind, Daran and Teresa Rehmeyer began an outreach called CHIPS in Maphiveni. It was an...

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Clean Water through Collaboration

Clean Water through Collaboration

The need for clean water is widespread around the world. Karen, a Nicaraguan from Tipitapa, knows firsthand the importance and need for clean water, as well as the difference it makes. Throughout Nicaragua, there is a large problem with the water because of...

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Empowering the Local Entrepreneur

Empowering the Local Entrepreneur

Business Connect was created as a way to help those in developing countries start businesses and sell a product that is life enhancing. This thread has continued to be a part of our work throughout the years. Our model is to establish a country distributor and then...

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The Connect Building

The Connect Building

At Business Connect, we have partners from all around the globe. We are thankful for the opportunity to connect with people from the Philippines to Honduras, and between. In addition to our international partners, we do have a small but mighty headquarter team based...

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Celebrating Creativity in Guatemala

Celebrating Creativity in Guatemala

We know it has been a tough year and a half with the pandemic around the world, especially for our partners working in developing countries. They have had to take creative approaches in order to keep their businesses going. Cosas Mejores, one of our distributors in...

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An Island Without Clean Water

An Island Without Clean Water

Through our work at Business Connect, we get the privilege to collaborate with many great organizations. Whether it is a local business, a non-profit, or a clean water champion, we are thankful for every connection. One of those organizations is 28Bold and here is...

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Empowering Amazon River Communities

Empowering Amazon River Communities

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is famed for its biodiversity. Through the rainforest, the Amazon river flows, the largest river in the world in terms of volume and area of its basin. The Amazon river basin not only is home to a...

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Distribution Highlight: VF600s in Eswatini

Distribution Highlight: VF600s in Eswatini

Despite its small population size, Eswatini (Swaziland) has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and has been greatly affected by the epidemic (UNAIDS, 2019). With this in mind, Daran and Teresa Rehmeyer began an outreach called CHIPS in Maphiveni. It was an...

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Who are we?

Business Connect is a social enterprise (L3C) committed to providing citizens living in developing countries with affordable and easy access to essential resources, such as water and light.

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