The Bee Lafaek integrated water system was launched in Timor-Leste in February 2018.
Bee Lafaek is a new social venture that provides business and employment opportunities for Timorese youth, reduces waste by reducing plastic consumption, and produces high quality water using state of the art technology. The venture is an initiative of the Wise Foundation and Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB), in partnership with Water Source Australia and CNEFP. The pilot project in Timor-Leste is co-supported by a DFAT Technology Against Poverty Prize grant provided by InnovationXchange as part of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge.
The Bee Lafaek system guarantees potable water quality to the end-user and has capacity to be “scaled up” should there be demand for expansion.