THE PULSE and BOREAL LIGHT sign strategic commercial agreement for sustainable access to hygiene drinking- and irrigation water at THE PULSE centers in Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda — May 2, 2022, THE PULSE, a managed network of rural centers for business, services and leisure, with the mission to connect and transform the micro-economies of rural by establishing managed centers at the last mile, today announced a partnership with BOREAL LIGHT, a leading company for solar-powered water treatment facilities.
THE PULSE establishes a physical platform for complementary products and services across the needs of rural African communities, fostering synergies to boost each of THE PULSE partners’ revenues. In the pilot phase THE PULSE will establish 5 centers that provide sustainable access to water, retail & wholesale, finance, health, water, agriculture, leisure & entertainment, and other.
According to UNICEF, only 57 per cent of the population in Rwanda has access to safe drinking water in the vicinity of their homes. If there is water available, it is often not safe for untreated consumption. This is why BOREAL LIGHT will provide water treatment units within the 5 THE PULSE centers, to provide the community with affordable purified, safe and clean drinking water as well as water for farming purposes. After the pilot phase, THE PULSE and BOREAL LIGHT will, according to the roll-out plan, provide their combined services across 69 rural THE PULSE Centers.
Boris Civieta, Founder and Director of THE PULSE commented: “The signed agreement with BOREAL LIGHT represents another significant milestone for THE PULSE. Access to purified, affordable drinking water is an essential necessity for the communities we are targeting with our integrated platform approach. BOREAL LIGHT has proven that their technology and business model work, and we are proud to have them as a partner.”
“Any sustainable development, is the direct result of a collaboration between the right players, at the right time, in the right place, for the right purpose. The Pulse, is the true meaning of such a cooperation for good. We are proud to take care of the water supply of the project.” Dr. Hamed Beheshti, Co-Founder/CEO Boreal Light GmbH and WaterKiosk Ltd
About THE PULSE
THE PULSE establishes a physical platform in rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa to connect and transform the micro-economies of currently underserved rural communities at the last retail mile. In partnership with Solarkiosk, THE PULSE aims to operate an initial network of 69 centers in Rwanda which will host local, national and international partners who offer tailored products, services and innovative solutions in the fields of agriculture, finance, health, leisure and entertainment, retail and wholesale, water, as well as other sectors.
About BOREAL LIGHT
Boreal Light GmbH is a Berlin based company specialized on renewable energy solution for water treatment facilities. The company designs and manufactures affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities around the globe. Systems manufactured by Boreal Light are capable of delivering high quality hygiene drinking, irrigation, fish farm and sanitation water from any kind of high saline and polluted water resources. Powered fully by solar, simplicity of the design and affordability of the systems manufactured by Boreal Light are the three great competences the company is proud of.