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While governments have the responsibility to provide safe water to its citizens, when there is intermittent supply the responsibility of safe water falls on the household, who must treat it, or buy it. Social enterprises can distribute safe water and household water filters to the lower income groups, often referred to as the base of the pyramid (BoP), and development finance can be used to subsidise their business. CEO of the Cambodian social enterprise Hydrologic Rachel Pringle and Managing Director of the Netherlands-based non-profit Aqua for All Sjef Ernes talk to host Andy Narracott about their lessons learned in developing viable BoP business models in the Safe Water Phase 2 initiative (2015-2018).

TitleThe role of social enterprise in serving the BoP with Sjef Ernes and Rachel Pringle
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsErnes, S., Pringle, R.
Secondary TitleWASH Talk
Volume15
Paginationpodcast (26 min : 32 sec)
Date Published06/2018
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

While governments have the responsibility to provide safe water to its citizens, when there is intermittent supply the responsibility of safe water falls on the household, who must treat it, or buy it. Social enterprises can distribute safe water and household water filters to the lower income groups, often referred to as the base of the pyramid (BoP), and development finance can be used to subsidise their business. CEO of the Cambodian social enterprise Hydrologic Rachel Pringle and Managing Director of the Netherlands-based non-profit Aqua for All Sjef Ernes talk to host Andy Narracott about their lessons learned in developing viable BoP business models in the Safe Water Phase 2 initiative (2015-2018).

URLhttps://soundcloud.com/ircwash/wash-talk-ep15-the-role-of-social-enterprise-in-serving-the-bop-with-sjef-ernes-and-rachel-pringle

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