Water 4 All: The Investment Opportunity
Water 4 All is a commercial venture offering low budget solutions for safe drinking water to the rural population and the urban poor in 40 African countries. It produces a highly effective disinfection solution of sodium hypochlorite with a proven technology from the United States. Small bottles of the disinfecting agent are distributed to private households for consumers to treat their water at the point of use (B2C bsuiness case).
Additionally, on-site generation of the disinfectant will be offered to public water works, water treatment plants, industrial companies, hotels and hospitals (B2B bsuiness case).
A total investment of $50 million is needed. It can be disbursed in several tranches. Financial investors will be offered shares of the Mauritian parent company.
Water 4 All will have a significant social and environmental impact. The following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be addressed:
- Clean water and sanitation
- Good health and well-being
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life on land
Boiling of biologically contaminated water is the only option to make drinking water potable for poor people. This process demands high firewood and charcoal consumption, ultimately leading to deforestation and desertification in many areas. Frequent diseases from contaminated water and deforestation lead to more poverty and destabilization of rural communities. Migration into cities from rural distressed areas further increases destabilization, increasing the problems of rapid urbaniztion and emergence of slums.
By providing an alternative method of water purification, this investment opportunity will ultimately lead to easing the pressure on nature already in distress. This venture is also expected to ease the pressure of unharnessed urbanization and check slum expansion.