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1001 fontaines

A sustainable water enterprise based on decentralization of water production and distribution

August 2019
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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.

Label Date August 23, 2019
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility, international advocacy and fundraising opportunities

The environmental benefits

  • 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

The Financial benefits

  • Water is sold at an affordable price for local populations

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Enabling rural populations to produce safe drinking water locally through the creation of social micro-enterprises.

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Headquarters 75010 Paris, France
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