Our journey: Scaling a social franchise solution for safe drinking water

In this blog post, Amandine Muret, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy, shares insights from 1001fontaines’ 15 years journey in Cambodia implementing and scaling a water kiosk model, leading to the achievement of a key milestone at the end of 2020: full recovery of operating costs.

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Bringing H2OME! to the home: Insights from Year 1 of Safe Water Network’s Household Connection Sales Programme

In this blog post Gillian Winkler, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Safe Water Network, reflects on the first year of a dedicated household connection expansion programme in Ghana, including early results, insights from customers and what will be the focus for Year 2…

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How we adapted our approach to funding in response to COVID-19

We reflected back on the past 10 months or so since the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 were implemented. In this blog, we share how we adapted our funding approach in the WASH portfolio and supported enterprises during a challenging and unprecedented time.

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Assessing the climate resilience of Safe Water Enterprises

A group of funders, including the Stone Family Foundation, came together at the initiative of Danone Communities to commission a study, carried out by Dalberg, to assess the climate resilience of decentralised water systems.

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Uganda’s COVID-19 water sector response – a threat to sustainability or an opportunity?

Everflow is a community-funded enterprise providing preventative maintenance and emergency repair services to keep rural Ugandan water wells flowing. The Stone Family Foundation began supporting Everflow at the end of 2019 to conduct a study in partnership with Stanford University to assess the willingness and ability to pay for water maintenance services, as well as costs and benefits to users, communities and local government.

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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.

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