Author: Sanitation and Water Entrepreneurship Pact

September 29, 2019October 15, 2019
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BILADA : Démocratiser l’accès à l’eau potable au Burkina Faso

(Use deepl.com to read this story in English) Lorsqu’il a lancé l’association BILADA, Hamed Arthur Yo avait un rêve : rendre l’eau potable accessible à large échelle au Burkina Faso. Dans ce pays, la majorité de la population n’a pas d’accès privilégié au réseau d’eau potable et continue à recourir à des sources d’eau souillées....

March 19, 2019March 19, 2019
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The SWEP is going global

Is sanitation more important than being Swiss? We believe so. Especially if we look at it from a global perspective. So, we decided to change our name from “Swiss Water Entrepreneurship Pact” to “Sanitation and Water Entrepreneurship Pact”. This name change also reflects our focus: We are the network of water and sanitation entrepreneurship enablers....

March 5, 2019March 19, 2019
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Mwila Lando: “I realised how big a challenge sanitation was and I wanted to find a solution”

When Mwila Lando started as a social entrepreneur, he was more concerned with farming than sanitation…until he came face to face with the run-down and unclean toilets in public markets in peri-urban areas of Lusaka.  He suddenly realised how big a challenge sanitation was and has since made it his mission to provide clean, safe...

February 18, 2019February 18, 2019
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Claire Balbo: “I would very much like to see investors willing to take some level of risk”

Together with the Good Festival, we organised a Groundwork Day in late 2018 to brainstorm about how to better leverage entrepreneurs’ and investors’ ambitions. The afternoon offered an excellent opportunity to get a better understanding of each other’s perspective and needs. What do investors expect from entrepreneurs? And what do entrepreneurs expect from investors? Is there a role for enablers? We asked each of the groups...

January 9, 2019January 10, 2019
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How tap water consumption in Switzerland funds WASH projects in Africa

Giving tap water a value in restaurants and enterprises in Switzerland and using the funds collected to support WASH projects in lower-income countries. This is the innovative financing model developed by Lior and Morris Etter, the founders of WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW). Their approach has a double benefit: in Zambia and Mozambique, water access is...

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