A social enterprise aiming to provide access to affordable and clean drinking water for millions of underserved urban customers for the first time. Through Water ATM-enabled systems Drinkwell’s solution has the potential to improve the lives of low-income urban slumdwellers in Bangladesh where there is a low rate of piped clean drinking water.
Drinkwell has scaled its innovative systems as part of a unique partnership with some of the leading water utilities in Bangladesh and India; and aims to provide safe drinking water to 5,000+ villages and urban areas, impacting five million people by 2020. The innovation is solving a major global crisis affecting millions of people living on less than $5 a day in a strategically important sector (water) and region (South Asia) to GIF.
Drinkwell also provides data for water utilities to take advantage of, to enable measurement of end user activity at each dispensing point, which has previously been untracked. This data can inform ways to improve public service provision. The data can also enhance service delivery and its impact, through gender-disaggregated information on end-user water access, water consumption patterns and payments.Apply for funding