1001 fontaines

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August 2019
Headquarters 69 300 Caluire et Cuire, France
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1001 fontaines - A sustainable safe water enterprise

1001fontaines water kiosks enable vulnerable populations to produce safe drinking water locally.

Water kiosk is a concept based on the decentralization of water production : by installing small treatment units as close as possible to the beneficiaries, the water kiosk relies on locally available water. Therefore, it is possible to offer safe drinking water locally at a low cost of production and distribution. 1001fontaines consists in initiating new water kiosks, empowering local entrepreneurs and communities, and providing long-term support to existing kiosks to ensure their sustainability. A sustainable safe water enterprise, having two kinds of revenues : – Engineering revenues : clients pay to develop new water kiosks and thus create access to safe drinking water in a chosen area. – Franchise revenues : entrepreneurs pay a franchise fee to benefit from the set of services ensuring their economic viability.

Key features

  • Avoids the emission of 10,000 tons of CO2 each year that previously was coming from the boiling of the water
  • Positive impact on people’s health and well-being, allowing 500,000 people – including 160,000 children – to drink safe water

Profitability

  • Water is sold at an affordable price for local populations

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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