NEW YORK (VINnews) — Yehuda Kaploun, a Chabad chasid and president of RussKap Water, a company which uses Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) technology to produce water from air, is a man with a mission. Kaploun believes that “Access to safe and clean drinking water should be available for every human being, and it is our aim to enable that access.”
Kaploun and his CEO-partner Edward Russo have seen significant success in solving what is one of the acutest issues for global sustainability- providing potable drinking water for every country, even those lacking basic water resources.
Recently, Kaploun was invited to a conference in Saudi Arabia attended by thousands including local government ministers. In an interview with the Kfar Chabad magazine, Kaploun described his visit:
“I started my speech with a glass of water on which I made a ‘Shehakol’. I then reminded them that Avraham Avinu, who the Muslims call Ibrahim and others call Abraham is the father of all of us. I added that Avraham sought to make the world a better place for everyone. When he dug wells he did this to provide water for every person. When he brought in guests he said ‘bring a little water’ without checking who they were. He was humane. We need to follow Avraham Avinu’s example and make the world a better place for all of us.”
Kaploun described the warm reception he received: “they went out of their way to make my stay pleasant. They authorized me to bring kosher food for the conference, and whatever I needed was authorized. I went with a kippah the entire time and did not feel any concern. They really respect religion and therefore allowed me to pray and make brachos. On one occasion the meeting fell at mincha time, they waited patiently until I had finished mincha in a room designated for my prayers.”
Kaploun has not yet got machines available for rent but claims that in the near future his company will allow people to rent such a machine for just 100 dollars a month and it can produce over a thousand litres per month -just from air.
Kaploun believes he is fulfilling his mission as an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. “The rebbe was active in every place in the world. Our mission is to do good for Jews, whereever they all and to make the world better. People appreciate me for what I’m doing, but its not me who deserves this, its the rebbe who taught us since I was a child how everyone can be an emissary to change the world.”