According to the UN women perform, on average, 2.6 times more unpaid work compared to men which affects their opportunities to earn an equal income. Most of this time is spent on household chores, such as collecting water and firewood, taking care of children – and heating or boiling water for cooking, hygiene, and safe drinking.
The 19th of November is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Female entrepreneurship is the core of Solvatten’s existence as Petra, the inventor of Solvatten, had a woman’s perspective on women’s daily challenges while developing the technology. Solvatten contributes to increased equality, as it enables women to spend less time on these unpaid work tasks. In this way, time can be freed for her to engage in other income-generating activities to provide for her family. Independence creates a sense of self-empowerment, which we wish for all women, everywhere.