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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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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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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