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  • Innovate4Water in Kisumu: local and international players explore opportunities for partnerships

    February 21, 2019

    More than 160 participants, representing (social) entrepreneurs, innovators, utilities, impact investors, financiers, local banks, NGOs etc. gathered at Innovate4Water in Kisumu (Kenya) on 6 and 7 February, to explore opportunities in the field of partnerships, financing and investments. The format of the event was a marketplace forum with short pitches and networking discussions. On 7…

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  • We are hiring a Managing Director!

    January 21, 2019

      Over the past years we have been successful in combining public and private sector in creating pro-poor solutions. As of now our ambition is to unlock (private) capital investments in order to lever our existing funds and maximise impact. These new innovative pro-poor business – and investment propositions, have to be developed and executed….

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  • VIA Water’s New Year’s blog: Levelling the playing field for local entrepreneurs

    January 10, 2019

      What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur in Africa? When it comes to innovation for development, success stems from empowering local communities, companies and organizations to work together on solutions. But it’s a bumpy road for local entrepreneurs. It’s often difficult to get the right permits in place, create good relationships with…

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  • ‘WASH & Learn! Sustainable WASH Services for Schools & Communities

    January 9, 2019

    (Photographer: Oscar Seijkens)   Simavi and Aqua for All jointly worked on sustainable Water & Sanitation Services for Schools and Communities in a three year program called ‘WASH and Learn!’ in three countries in Eastern Africa (2016-2018).  Aqua for All co-financed the program and we focused on ensuring long term functionality of the facilities. Girls…

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  • VIA Water projects rewarded

    January 7, 2019

    In 2018, many of VIA Water’s projects have been rewarded for the excellent work they do. They have been selected for awards and invited to prestigious gatherings. Here’s a short selection of them – but no doubt we missed a few. Greenkeeper Africa (GKA) has been selected as one of 33 tech entrepreneurs for the 2018 class…

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  • ‘You are never too small to make a big difference’

    December 24, 2018

      Crossing over into a new year can be a bit like the two sides of a coin. For some good that the year is over, for others the end of the year comes too soon. A year is certainly ample time to experience successes as well as failures. Without trying new things, we cannot…

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  • Take the Challenge Fund Journey in Self-Supply Acceleration

    December 14, 2018

    In 2016-2017 Aqua for All worked directly with grassroots WASH entrepreneurs in Ethiopia who wanted to start new businesses in their communities to deliver safe water and sanitation at the household level. We cut a new, innovative trail in the landscape, which has been rewarding in terms of results and lessons to share. Take look…

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  • The Black Soldier Fly empties toilet bowls in Mozambique

    November 20, 2018

      Toilets and innovation: these two words may not automatically couple together, even more so when the innovation consists of a fly. It’s the poop-eating larvae of the Black Soldier Fly, however, that help families in Mozambique to a better toilet – with help from VIA Water and Aqua for All. How does this work?…

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  • Famae Water Challenge

    November 19, 2018

    FAMAE is an independent foundation with the objective to support and highlight initiatives which allow us to reduce our environmental footprint in the major circular economy sectors: water, waste, energy, mobility, food, air etc. The vision of the foundation is based on the conviction that technological innovations, with the right financial support, will allow the…

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