Semente Mágica [Magic Seed] – Transforming polluted water into drinking waterLetícia Pereira de Souza, João Gabriel Stefani Antunes, Brazil Community Impact Award, 16-18
The project uses extracts of the Moringa oleifera seed to clean polluted water. This seed has coagulant properties that facilitate the purification of various organic materials present in dirty water. It also reduces the quantity of microorganisms present in the solution, making the water safe to drink. We intend to use the project to bring drinking water to communities lacking it, not only in Brazil but around the world. According to the U.N., polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence, including wars. We therefore want to use a simple and cheap alternative to put an end to this problem.