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Drinkwell Empowers Villages with Water Filtration Technology

 - May 29, 2017
References: drinkwellsystems & fastcompany
With a goal of "transforming the global water crisis into entrepreneurial opportunity," Drinkwell uses micro-franchising to help those in arsenic-affected areas launch local water businesses with water filtration technology.

Specifically targeting South Asian villages affected by arsenic contamination, the franchise model empowers individuals locally with business tools to generate more income and create jobs while also improving the health of the whole community with water filtration technology. With local partners, Drinkwell has helped deploy more than 200 profitable establishments across Cambodia, India and Laos. Their water-filtering system is also 17 times more efficient, produces 60 times more water and reduces waste. Although they emphasize arsenic poisoning, the systems also filter out contaminants such as E.coli bacteria.