Impact water is a social business operating an innovative model, with easy to maintain water treatment units to enhance access to safe drinking water to schools and communities in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.
As part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and through Danone Communities, the company seeks to accelerate access to safe drinking water for all, thus contributing to the UN’s 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
“4 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.
In this context, Danone Communities announces a new investment in Impact Water Nigeria, a social business whose mission is to deliver safe drinking water, at scale, to schools and universities in Nigeria,” said the firm in a statement.
Impacting more than 3 million people everyday
Driven by the need to empower innovative social entrepreneurs to achieve sustainable social impact in low income populations, Danone Communities impacts more than 3 million people every day, said the firm.
The SWE model is expected to benefit 200 million people and according to Danone Communities, adoption of the model and further collaboration will scale access to safe water to more people and communities around the world.
A 2017 World Health Organisation (WHO) report indicates that while 2.1 billion people around the globe lack access to safe, readily available water at home, 4.5 billion lack safely managed sanitation.
It works by adopting to the schools’ financial capacities, with adapted equipment pricing and with several payment options.