1.8 billion people drink contaminated water
40% of water projects fail*
Why? It is not enough to simply dig a well or provide a water filter. A project like this often breaks down soon after the implementing group leaves. The local community must be engaged and must be able to independently maintain their water system.
partner with communities to launch clean water franchises
Families pay just a few dollars per month to collect purified water from their community kiosk. We provide the up-front funding and train local leaders to oversee operations and maintenance.
Maintenance and other ongoing costs are covered through water sales revenue. The initial investment builds a permanent, independent source of clean water.
By placing local leaders at the center and providing WASH Education, we empower communities suffering from “poverty traps”. Unlike top-down approaches, community franchises adapt to work within local culture.
Every situation is different; no technology works everywhere. We custom-fit each franchise's water system using 33 Buckets Toolbox, our scalable design system.
* Davis, S. (2014). Guidelines for Resolution of Problems with Water Systems. (Rep.) Improve International.