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.

In this blog post we share the key findings from the study, which will be presented in more detail at a World Water Week session on Monday 24th August at 12:00 CET (register here).

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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.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, two district local governments asked Everflow to service all the wells that needed repairs across the two districts. In this blog Igor Markov, Director of Business Development at Lifeline, based in Kampala, reflects on his visit to two communities and the risk and opportunity this support has highlighted.

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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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Sales strategies for increasing coverage and providing safe water

To mark World Water Day 2019, in the first of two blog posts Abhay Nihalani, the Marketing Director at Jibu, describes the challenges their franchisees have faced when selling clean water to customers, and some of the tools and approaches they have adopted to increase market penetration.

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Dispensers for Safe Water: Reflections on financial sustainability

In the second of two blog posts, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes the challenges it has faced with financial sustainability for its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the path forward for ensuring ongoing viability of the programme’s operations.

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Dispensers for Safe Water: Lessons learnt from operating at scale

In the first of two blog posts for the Stone Family Foundation, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes how it rapidly scaled up its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the key lessons it learned during that process. 

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