Hello everyone. My name is Pam Neronha and I am a former whistleblower in the drinking water treatment field. This happened to me a decade ago in 2007 when we experienced the economic downturn, and I was approaching my 50th birthday. I was highly successful in my career, but when I spoke up regarding the public health and safety of three cities’ drinking water we were providing, my career turned a corner. I won my case against my former employer but was never hired again by a public agency. I went back to school to earn an MPA, and even this could not get me a job in either the public or private sector.
So, in 2015 I decided it was time to start my own company to try and help the public understand where their drinking water comes from and how they can better control what flows out of their tap and into their showers. I also wanted to protect the public from events that may happen at their public utility without them being aware, utilizing new technology.
I won a full scholarship to an MBA program. I will now be completing my final semesters this fall and in 2019. I founded the company on August 10, 2016. It is called Pluvion, Inc. I have been struggling to get traction for the company, to support myself and to get funding to build and launch the first prototypes. I moved the company from San Francisco to the City of Mount Shasta, California to afford rent. With another catastrophic year of wildfires burning here in our state, my technology is needed more than ever. I am committed to the company and have put at least a third of my savings every year into its maintenance, while living on $21,000 a year in California. I am very close to launching the two websites and obtaining the data from consumers.
Here is how you can help me. I need $825 to pay for an air fuel ratio sensor for my 2007 Toyota Prius which now has 239,000 miles on it. I am looking for help to pay for this expense and keep my car on the road. I lived in this car in the Bay Area while starting the company prior to moving to Mount Shasta. I was not able to attach an image of the bill from Toyota since the image size and type is not supported on this site. I can provide a copy of the estimate for the part at your request. This car repair is only one of the three hurdles (the other two hurdles are dental work and books/lodging expenses for school), I need to cross before launching. I would greatly appreciate your help. You can donate to my cause at the following PayPal link: www.paypal.me/PamelaNeronha