Women and children in rural India, spend hours fetching water walking miles, often missing out on education and wasting time that could have otherwise been put to more productive use.
Guide describing Unitus Seed Fund’s approach to impact measurement with actionable templates for different types of businesses across multiple sectors We are pleased to release our first guide to measure impact aimed at seed-stage entrepreneurs and investors: Download Impact Measurement: The Unitus Seed Fund Way > Addressing the Measurement Challenge We began exploring impact measurement frameworks […]
Exploring creative business solutions to India’s drinking water problem India has two big problems with drinking water – lack of access and poor quality. Women in low-income families spend hours each day fetching water for their families. Those that have access to water often receive poor quality water. Consumption of contaminated water is the reason […]
Putting words in American musician Huey Lewis’ mouth: I want a new drink One that won’t make me sick all night One that don’t cost too much One that won’t make my bones brittle and my teeth crumble Or give me cancer and make me want to die If rural consumers in India were signing […]
It’s time more people take notice of the abysmal situation of safe drinking water in India Earlier this year, Safe Water Network released a detailed and comprehensive report that takes stock of the progress of community safe water solutions in the country. This report on the drinking water situation in India addresses some of the […]
Exploring the math behind a typical village water purification system through the lens of an investor In our first article on drinking water, we spoke about the gravity of the problem in India- 67% of households do not treat their drinking water and 638 million people (almost half the population) still defecate in the open. […]
Entrepreneurs and big corporates are experimenting with several business models to provide water to India’s underserved rural masses.
A review of water treatment systems and government’s efforts towards providing safe drinking water in India In the previous article, we spoke about the problem of the lack of access to safe drinking water for the base of the economic pyramid (“BoP”) population in India. Water contamination is rampant in India due to widespread practices […]
The Problem: 80% of India’s sewage flows untreated into its rivers yet 67% of households do not treat their drinking water Safe drinking water is a basic necessity most of us take for granted. Unfortunately, its availability and quality is severely constrained in large parts of rural India. According to a recent UNICEF Report titled […]
New report covers the livelihoods challenges, opportunities, policies and players facing India as 1 billion poor people seek a better future ahead We are pleased to release our newest market report No Handouts Required: The big opportunity to improve the livelihoods of 1 billion poor in India. We believe that improving livelihoods opportunities is a good investment […]