Location

Nairobi, Kenya

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Target group

In this project we will focus on people living in peri-urban parts of Kenya that now drink water with high fluoride or high salt levels. If the project is succesful, we hope to extend the activities to all parts of Kenya that have high fluoride or high salt levels.

Sustainability

Sustainability is crucial in this project with a heavy focus on financial and technical sustainability

Overview of Goals

Main objective of this project is to test a new (franchise) business model that must enable people in Kenya to get cheap access to purified water via prepaid dispensing stations.. The intention of this project is to contract 3 local entrepreneurs that want to set up prepaid water purification stations. The entrepreneurs must invest themselves, but will subsidized through this proejct. Additionally, we hope to find 2 existing water purification businesses that start selling water via prepaid water stations.

Explanation: drinking purified water in Kenya means drinking bottled water, which however is very expensive (typically Kes 400 = US$ 4) for 20 liters. The high price is mostly because of bottling costs as well as taxes (Kes 116 per 20 liter). In this project we look for entrepreneurs who will purify water and dipense it via prepaid meters, which should enable customers to fetch purified water 24/7 at Kes 60 per 20 liter.
Secondary objectives:

Results and indicators

  • 3 new successfull water purification enterprises and 2 prepaid water stations for existing water purification businesses