social entrepreneur

100 Water Heroes: Bridgetti Lim Banda


Cape Town Water Crisis Community Creator & Founder of The Water Show

Bridgetti Lim Banda is a Social Entrepreneur, Live Video Producer, Live TV Host and Channel Manager. Bridgetti has also founded The Cape Town Water Crisis page and online community on Facebook, where members are able to engage in constructive dialogues surrounding the area’s severe water issues.

In April 2017, Bridgetti launched The Water Show, in which she interviews water experts and thought leaders in the sector. During these broadcasts, Bridgetti speaks to her guests about how to make water-constrained South Africa more water resilient, and how these lessons can help find a global solution to the water crisis. Throughout this work, Bridgetti seeks to “connect with water professionals and citizens from around the globe to create local and global awareness, education, and a shared body of knowledge and to learn from experiences shared.” Mina was recently a guest on The Water Show, during which she chatted to Bridgetti about the global water crisis and what she learnt during her time in South Africa.

In addition to curating The Cape Town Water Crisis Facebook community, Bridgetti also manages the Water Forum South Africa (WFSA) page, which works on “changing the narrative from water scarcity to abundance for all through conversations that matter with water professionals.”

Bridgetti is one of our #100WaterHeroes for her commitment to building water conscious communities and for connecting professionals and thought leaders in the water sector.



Facebook: @Bridgetti.Live

Twitter: @Bridgetti

100 Water Heroes: Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi


Chief Executive Officer at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora

Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi is an Indian Public Health expert, Disability Specialist and Social Entrepreneur. She is currently the CEO and board member of Maharogi Sewa Samiti (MSS), an NPO that aids those disadvantaged by leprosy. Under Sheetal’s leadership, MSS has helped over 2.7 million marginalised Indian people.

One of Sheetal’s projects involves transforming Anandwan into a sustainable smart village by making it smarter, technologically efficient, economically prosperous and environmentally sensitive. In 2016, Sheetal was named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of their Young Global Leaders, and continued on to be chosen as a member of the WEF Expert Network on Humanitarian Response.

Sheetal is also a fellow of World Innovation Organisation, a joint initiative by the World Summit on Innovation and the United Nations (UN). Sheetal also serves as an advisor to the UN’s i4P (Innovations for Peace).

Sheetal has been a consistent supporter of #RunningDry, and has supported its growth from the outset. She has not only shared the movement’s message, but has contributed an impressive 30km to the tally!

Sheetal is one of our #100WaterHeroes for her impactful career and for being a strong supporter of the #RunningDry movement.


Twitter: AmteSheetal