Water4Ever is a locally owned and operated safe water enterprise serving 42,000 people in the Waterloo district of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The business is one of 18 supported by Water4, a U.S. – based non-profit. Every Water4 business has incentives to expand its customer base to reach every home, school, and clinic in a district, generate more revenue, and achieve financial breakeven. Water4Ever offers two levels of service delivery; piped water and hand pumps under long-term service agreements.

Water4 takes a market-based approach to service delivery, demonstrating that safe water can be affordable to customers while also building a decentralised, viable enterprise. Water4Ever sells NUMA-branded water as an aspirational product, while prioritising high-quality customer service and building local employment opportunities.

With this critical support, Water4Ever will reach all of the Waterloo Township by the end of 2022, serving another 78,000 people. The initial grant will provide blended financing for 1,000 household connections off the NUMA network.

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