Updated Apr 22, 2020
Agriculture Water Management, Economic Empowerment, Digital Finance and 5 MoreSEE ALL
Agriculture Water Management, Economic Empowerment, Digital Finance, Economic Growth and Trade, Energy, Environment, Health and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)SEE LESS
Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to add another 1 billion people in the next 30 years. 40% of the current population lack access to clean water. This number will continue to expand, and centralized models of infrastructure development will not meet the growing challenge of serving the population.
The novelty of the UNTAPPED model is that it pioneers the growth of PAYGO technology by adapting the technology to fit any water system. The UNTAPPED PAYGO system reduces the risk of payment delinquencies, creating a breakthrough in the financial investment gap that is a key barrier to scale in developing markets. In addition, the model improves monitoring and data collection, and the efficient delivery of affordable safe water to underserved populations.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||5,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Mali, Indonesia, Tanzania|
|Recruit||Business development, Computer Engineer|
The team consists of successful entrepreneurs in IT development and engineering with a focus on developing markets. Jim Chu is an entrepreneur and investor and has been involved in development since 2004. Dan Nolan has a background in engineering and finance in water and solar.