I've already posted about Wello in another challenge about water and sanitation. It's worth to mention it again!
Description below taken from www.currencyfair.com/blog/20-startups-changing-the-world/.
"In many countries, water collection is a jobleft mainly to women and girls, who spend at least a quarter of each daycollecting enough water for their families. By providing a solution, Wello says their time might be betterspent at things like education and jobs.
Additionally, in areas where safe water is not ready available, water-borne diseases and illness related to poor sanitation practices, like handwashing, are rampant. Wello’s solution is the WaterWheel, which allows users to transport twice as much water in half the time, simply by pushing it along, instead of headloading."
The wheels allow to transport about 45 liters of water easily, while by headloding takes several trips and hours everyday.
Wello was developed by Catapultdesign, that created the initial pilot of Wello WaterWheel: https://catapultdesign.org/projects/wello/
A hybrid social enterprise:
- The for-profit side aims to make money selling the WaterWheel, as well as sales of advertising spaces on the devices (2-4 ad spaces for unit).
- Donations from the website: $50 for finance a WaterWheel for one family, $250 for finance 5 WaterWheels for 5 families
- Partnership with CSR initiatives
Affordable innovations that save time and increase opportunities for people who lack access to water
Social enterprises, micro finance institutions, NGOs, CSR initiatives, Aid agencies, government
People who lack access of water, rural and low-income consumers
Online order via website, local partners
Below, a description of how Wello strategies aim to promote a social impact through WaterWheel