Cordaid and the Dutch water technology company AAWS have set up Smart Water Solutions India, a social enterprise. The company is based in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat. The project area is the region Palanpur, in the North of the state.
The organizations developed a marketing and a hygiene awareness campaign for potential customers and a new website. The water is sold at an affordable price of € 0.04 per liter and with the sales, operational and maintenance costs can be covered.
The goal is to set up a total of 50 shops in 2017. In the villages, meetings are organized regularly for different target groups. At those meetings, the focus is on the relationship between clean water and health. Clean water does not only taste better, it also prevents diseases like kidney stones, skin problems and diarrhea.
Smart Water Solutions is active in rural areas but will soon start in certain slums of Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat State, where there is also a high demand for clean drinking water.
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