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Affordable drinking water through franchised entrepreneurs

The solution is based on water kiosks equipped with water treatment units to deliver safe water in West Africa countries

September 2023

Affordable drinking water through franchised entrepreneurs

The solution is based on water kiosks equipped with water treatment units to deliver safe water in West Africa countries

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date September 26, 2023
From Switzerland
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications
Looking for funding on RUNWAY View financial profile

The solution aims at providing access to secure and affordable drinking water to as many people as possible in emerging countries. The deployment of the solution is based on a network of entrepreneurs who adopt our franchise model. The solution includes a water kiosk as well as a water brand. The water kiosk is equipped with water treatment units and IT services which were developed and produced by Swiss Fresh Water SA. The model has unfolded since 2012 in the first pilot country, Senegal, where a subsidiary company, West Africa Water SA, was created in 2019 in order to locally operate and assist the franchisee network.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Capacity of safe water production up to 6'000L a day per kiosk
  • Almost 100% of machines installed on the field since 2012 are still up and running to this day
  • When switched to solar energy, a kiosk producing 3'000L a day can save up to 1.4 tons of CO2 a year
  • A new customer switching to Diam'O Water from mineral allow a saving of 40,5kg of plastic a year

The Financial Benefits

  • More than 800 euros net profit per kiosk for an entrepreneur selling 3'000L a day
  • 5 direct jobs created per new kiosk

Activity Region

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile

Swiss Fresh Water SA

Our vision is to provide water of the highest quality at an affordable price in emerging countries, while creating jobs.

Headquarters 1032 Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Type Startup or self-employed
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