Jeroen van Overbeek
Jeroen van Overbeek is the Founder of Social Impakt, an Indonesian based Social Enterprise whose mission is to improve access to clean water in rural and remote areas in Indonesia by providing a simple, affordable and eco-friendly water filtration technology.
More than one billion individuals – one in seven people on the planet – now lack access to safe drinking water. Worldwide 1 in 5 child deaths – about 1.5 million each year – is due to diarrhoea. It kills more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
“Water is life and I believe that access to clean water is a human right. Because so many people lack access to clean water I created SOCIAL IMPAKT, to distribute safe, affordable, and high impact ceramic water filters to remote villages in Indonesia. Clean water made easily available has a huge impact on local rural communities : you directly improve health and income.”