Pilot Water Shops

Our primary focus was Nepal as this is a country with very poor raw water supply most of the water in the Terai region is contaminated with arsenic or bacteria. In August 2014 we started with three pilot water shops to see if our concept could work. Based on the results of these pilot water shops, our learning’s and a feasibility study conducted amongst 947 households we finalized the business plan for NEXUS Centers. Valuable insights learned in this period has allowed us to fine tune the concept and operations so that we can expand and reach our goal of 100 NEXUS Centers in Nepal.

 

Nepal pilot water shops
Impact of pilot water shops:
  • Funding realized was 160k US dollars Swiss BlueTech Bridge
  • Number of shops: 3
  • Areas served: Chitwan & Nawalparasi
  • Two within clinics and one in a community
  • On average selling 2000 ltrs/day
  • Price 20 ltrs -> 0,2 US cents
  • Serving +/- 5000 people
  • Direct jobs 7
  • Indirect jobs 30