My name is Mario Isidoro Rodriguez Esposito and I was born in Cancun, Mexico on December 3 of 2002. I lived four years in Boca Raton, USA. This year is my first year back in Cancun. I don’t like science as a subject, but when this project was presented to us I immediately was interested in it. I wanted to make a change in my own community as well as in the whole world. I teamed up with a good friend of mine and worked real hard to get to this point.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
In Mexico more than 70% of the country’s water is polluted. Just in our own state of Quintana Roo more than 96,000 people don’t have access to safe drinking water.From where comes your interest in water?
I never thought about the water crisis before I started this project. This opened my eyes to everything that was happening and how hard it is to find healthy water if you don’t have the necessary resources. I want to find a solution to this problem and help the people who need clean water.
The life powder is made for people with low resources and without drinking water. In Quintana Roo, 96,000 people live without water in their homes, a figure that increased compared to 2014 when the number was 87,600, according to the latest figures of Coneval 2016. Our product is a flocculant and disinfectant powder made of tamarind, moringa and acacia. Our goal was to create a powder based on natural products and easy access. We measure the disinfecting and flocculating power of the powder using cenote water. Our powder can disinfect gray water and it is very cheap. It can have a positive impact on rural communities by giving them the possibility of improving the quality of their local water.