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The water cleaners

The water cleaners

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Co-Founder

Steven Hille

Steven is the author of the sustainable travel blog Funkloch. At some point, he thought that he should only realize projects if they help the world to become a better place. Since then, he raised donations for a tiger baby, supported a national bee project and built a well in Uganda.

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Co-Founder

Thilo Kunz

Thilo studied communication and political science at the Free University of Berlin. Today, he works for a communications consultancy. As a co-founder, he has been with WeWater since day one and is responsible for media and public relations, among other things.

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Co-Founder

Ulrich Weise

Ulrich has been working in the water treatment industry since 1992. In recent years, he built sewage treatment plants for companies, cruise liners and municipalities. His latest innovation is a durable filtration system with a high retention rate that cleans water without the use of energy.

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Co-Founder

Hannes Schwessinger

Hannes has a degree in law and has been involved in various projects for years. Among other things, he initiated a national recycling project in Ghana. He worked with Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. and supported the construction of a well in Uganda. At WeWater, he assumes responsibility as Managing Director, among other things.

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Project Manager

Josephine Lins

Josi is studying Industrial Engineering and Management - Energy and Environmental Resources. She previously worked with the NGO Technik ohne Grenzen (TeoG) in the Leipzig regional group, thanks to which she came across WeWater. She is a WeWater team member since 2019 and is involved in fundraising as well as project implementation.

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Community Scout

Tomkin Odhiambo Odo

Tomkin spent two years working in Sierra Leone as a water management consultant. He is currently working in the Kenyan State Department of Water as a Water Conservation Officer. He is our contact for project site acquisition and implementation in Western Kenya.

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Social Media Manager

Mina Schmidt

Mina works as an editor in the communications industry and studied African Studies in Berlin. At WeWater, she supports us with communication on the blog and on Instagram. She also contributes important experiences from her studies. Among other things, she speaks Swahili.

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Community Scout

Elizabeth Akinyi Diego

Elizabeth works for the Kenyan government in water management, attends international conferences on water issues, and writes for community management journals. Her native language is Luo, which is spoken in the Lake Victoria region. However, she herself lives in international Nairobi. At WeWater, she helps us with import and clearing in Kenya. She also seeks out communities in need of water filters.

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Software Engineer

Christoph Meise

Christoph is a self-employed full-stack web developer. His vision is to combine his technical know-how with meaningful and sustainable projects to create great things. One of these projects is WeWater, where he is responsible for UX design, architecture and implementation of the website.

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The WeWater team at a meeting pre-corona. From left to right: Thilo Kunz, Hannes Schwessinger, Josi Lins and Mina Schmidt. Photo: Steven Hille