Author: Sanitation and Water Entrepreneurship Pact

September 29, 2019October 15, 2019

BILADA : Démocratiser l’accès à l’eau potable au Burkina Faso

(Use 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

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

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

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

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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