Prof. Hilonga and the Nanofilter
Our partner Prof. Askwar Hilonga is an award winning chemical engineer from Tanzania. He grew up in a small village without access to clean drinking water. For him and the entire community, waterborne diseases were omnipresent. A condition that is unacceptable for Prof. Hilonga. For this reason, Prof. Hilonga has set himself the goal of fighting the water shortage. He specialized as an engineer in nanomaterials and received his doctorate in this field. At the same time he started to work on an innovative water filter. The so-called nanofilter has attracted a lot of attention and has already changed the lives of many people. “My goal is to be a millionaire, but not measured by money, but by the number of people I positively influence every day” and “What’s the point of my doctorate, what does all the fame mean if I don’t solve any problems with it?” are only two of his quotes that reflect his attitude very well.