Water treatment filters with BlueGoldWorks? There are nine different Moringa tree species in Southern Africa, north-eastern Africa, Madagascar and India. However, the only endemic Southern African Moringa species is the Moringa ovalifolia. This tree naturally grows in Namibia. It extends from the escarpment mountains northwest of Keetmanshoop to the Kaokoveld in the north. Even as far as in southern Angola. It often grows alongside the Baobab tree, and its habitat consists mainly of the desert or arid savannah vegetation. These trees can grow up to 7m tall, with soft whitish bark, oval leaves and long triangular seed pods. Here at The Growcery Camp, we have been able to cultivate this specific species of Moringa from seed. The seeds of our Moringa Trees are the Moringa waterhole at Halali in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Blue Gold Works’ prototype water filters have cleaned over 72,000 liters of polluted water in 3 communities in Africa to standards exceeding United States EPA requirements. The filter is made from Moringa seed powder, a byproduct of pressing Moringa seeds for the high value Moringa oil. Combined with functionalized sand, the filter can produce each day clean, safe drinking water for a family of 6 without electricity. Using several of the simple to use, effective Blue Gold Works water filters, our waterpreneurs can provide affordable, convenient drinking water for neighbors. Revenues earned by the waterpreneuers allows them to afford education and clean water in the community reduces water borne illnesses. Read extra info at Moringa oil.
In villages from Sudan to the Himalayas, seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree have been used for centuries to purify water. Recently, research has shown this inexpensive, plentiful, biodegradable substance capable of much more. BGW allows women waterpreneurs in Africa using our plant-based filter to treat and sell drinking water that is safer, less expensive, and more convenient than all competitors. We make money by professionally managing the supply chain of added-value Moringa products (organic Moringa oil and monofloral honey) from our African farming cooperatives to Western premium skin care brands.
Andrew Cromarty is Chair of BGW’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Cromarty has a proven track record in management & operations, product and service delivery, new technology creation, intellectual property evaluation, business model refinement, and team building and leadership. His professional experience includes product/service design, definition, development, and delivery; R&D and IT management; project, line, and corporate management; and corporate strategic partnering, staff management, public relations, technology transfer, and intellectual property management. He has managed development of a wide range of systems from research prototypes through commercial products and services. Dr. Cromarty has served as board member and chief officer of companies ranging in size from technology startup through billion-dollar publicly-traded corporation spanning broadband, satellite / wireless, entertainment services, corporate venture capital investment, and investment banking. Presently he is Chairman and President/CEO of Heath Company (Heathkit®), a century-old electronics manufacturing firm.
While the coconut has gained the reputation as the “Tree of Life”, it is difficult to dispute the life-giving properties of what is now called the “miracle tree.” These “miracles” of people recovering from disease while enjoying the medicinal effect of moringa, are thought to come from the dense nutrients found especially in moringa oleifera leaves. Much of this is said to come from its various antioxidants—not just its vitamin C and beta-carotene—but also from its having quercetin, chlorogenic acid, and even chlorophyll. Evidence that these antioxidants are making a practical difference come from a study (Kushwaha et al. 2014) of women taking 1.5 teaspoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder every day for three months. In the end they showed significantly increased blood antioxidant levels. Taking advantage of moringa extracts is not limited to people living in disadvantaged regions. It is a medicinal plant that benefits people in all corners of the planet. See extra info on https://www.bluegoldworks.com/.