Digital services: How to connect in a time of crisis

Since 2018, the Stone Family Foundation has supported Mental Health Innovations, a digital mental health charity which runs Shout. Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 mental health text service.

In this guest blog, Mental Health Innovations’ Dr Ariele Noble (Research Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor), Dr Lia Maragkou (Clinical Supervisor) and Sarah Kendrick (Head of Quality), explain how Shout is well-suited to connect with users throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

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The Container Based Sanitation Alliance – reflections on the first strategic phase

The Stone Family Foundation has supported the Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) since its inception in 2016, when we saw the opportunity for container based sanitation (CBS) service providers to come together to promote greater quality and availability of CBS services worldwide.

We believe there is opportunity for CBS enterprises to collaborate in an effective way to achieve sector-wide acceptance and endorsement, reach scale, and create sustainable impact. We have supported the CBSA to promote sharing and learning, create common standards and develop partnerships that advance this mission.

Isabella Montgomery, CBSA Coordinator, shares her reflections on the first strategic phase of the CBSA, the journey so far and key achievements they are looking to build on.

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Tackling challenges of pit latrine emptying in urban slums – lessons from Sanergy’s Mtaa Fresh project

Louise Couder (Director, External Relations) and Sheila Kibuthu (Assistant Manager, Communications) at Sanergy, a sanitation service provider in Kenya, reflect on the results and drivers of success of a new pit emptying project, aimed at ensuring the safe disposal of waste from urban communities.

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Why we invested in the Cambodia Rural Sanitation Development Impact Bond

We have been in Cambodia this week to launch the world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) in the WASH sector. In this post, we share three reasons why we decided to invest.

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Embedding a problem-led sales approach to increase access to safe water in East Africa

In the second of two blog posts Abhay Nihalani, the Marketing Director at Jibu, expands on the sales approach Jibu have adopted to help franchisees overcome challenges in selling clean water to customers in East Africa.

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