This proposal notes a lack of access, time spent on acquiring water, the existence of a black market, poor water quality, and uncoordinated financing opportunities as major challenges. The team recommends closing the gap between customers, entrepreneurs, and financing through franchising in order to create an end to end solution, focusing on women entrepreneurs and empowering them to provide clean water to their own community.
Franchising the Private Sector to Get Clean Water to the Bottom of the Pyramid
Challenges: Drinkability, Scalability, Sustainability, Waiting for Water, Finding Water, Presence of Water Network, Financing, Water Quality, Access, Limited Financing Options and/or Access to Funds, Water Mafia/Black Market
Solutions: Partnership Building, Education and Awareness Campaigns, Entrepreneuship Focused, Private Capital and/or Commercial Financing, External Industry and/or Sector Model , Franchising Model, Operational Funding (Revinvestment), Awareness and/or Reporting, Economic and Commercial, Business-Led, Public-Private Partnership (Multiple Stakeholders), Financial, Gender Focused