This entry helps entrepreneurs to identify business opportunities and technologies to provide water and sanitation (WASH) services at an affordable cost.
Affordable solutions for viable sanitation and water management
How can you improve or extend water and sanitation services affordably, and so reach a larger market, including people at the so-called base of the pyramid (BoP)?
This perspective combines business strategies and technologies for water and sanitation services for customers that cannot afford to pay a lot for basic services. As an entrepreneur, you can employ this toolbox to identify opportunities to improve the quality of life of low-income people while building a water or sanitation business. This perspective also provides guidance if you want to involve low-income groups into your business processes.
The SSWM 'Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions’-perspective helps you to tailor your business models to specific customer segments, and provides information on water and sanitation technology options for service delivery in low-income markets.
How to find the right solutions and strategies?
You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business.
Explore the three avenues below:
- Business models and entrepreneurial solutions to provide WASH services and products to BoP customers.
- Entrepreneurial solutions improving basic services through public institutions and utilities.
- Inexpensive innovation and service delivery that include everyone into the water and sanitation value chain as producers, employees and entrepreneurs.
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