Access to clean drinking water


The project aimed to set up two stations to produce drinking water in two villages, in the northeast of the country, ensuring that they were managed sustainably and would create jobs. In total, 4,000 people were to benefit from these facilities, which were to offer a daily supply of clean drinking water. The production units were to be managed by local entrepreneurs, who were to be mentored until the stations reached break-even. The operators were then to provide free water to the schools in the villages.


The water purification stations were installed in February 2016 and May 2017. The first station, run by a female entrepreneur with three assistants, reached break-even (with over 4,000 litres sold at the end of 2016) and was supplying the village school with free water. It was supplying water to 2,500 clients and 1,400 children. The second station, which used a solar pump, reported good results during its first months of activity. It provided water to 1,033 clients and employed one entrepreneur and two assistants. Both entrepreneurs were trained for several weeks before the stations were opened and were then mentored for at least 12 months.


The NGO :
1001 fontaines pour demain is a French non-profit association. Its mission is to improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable rural populations by allowing them to locally produce and consume pure drinking water, based on a business model that ensures the communities autonomy and the sustainability of solution


July 2014 – June 2017

North East Madagascar

With whom
1001 fontaines pour demain



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