With the support of the Pepsico Foundation, we have reached more than 250,000 people with loans that allow them to pay connection fees for house taps and to construct toilets. This was done at an average philanthropic cost of $24/person, which, in turn, leveraged more than three times that amount in the form of commercial capital to complete the finance package for each household.
The organization, through Mr. Prajapati’s leadership in Nepal, trains potters throughout the country to produce low-cost clay water filters and helps them to build effective businesses through Village Forward’s micro-franchise model.
Nanotech tea bag creates safe drinking water instantly, for less than a penny.
A new “tea bag” uses nano-fibers to suck contaminants and bacteria out of water, providing a desperately-needed, cheap solution for the billions of people without clean drinking water.