In Patan, an urban area of Kathmandu, groups of three women get together and start a micro-business with the purpose to sell safe drinking water to their local communities. Currently, we work with three different groups to gain experience and learn how to implement the concept for maximum impact.
We pre-finance the investment into the infrastructure and technology via an interest-free loan. The women group learn to become entrepreneurial and to generate an income by producing and selling safe drinking water. The goal of this project is that these women groups become more independent of foreign aid and provide more stable access to safe drinking water throughout the entire year.
The underlying technology used is identical with the Safe Water Program applied in the schools (Swiss based Antenna’s WATASOL). The local implementation partner is ECCA.
Monitoring and Reporting
Our local partner ECCA reports results on a half-year basis, following defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) providing information on the success of the program. In addition, we aim for annual visits on site.