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Joslin Thambi commented on MicroKarma - Crowd funding meets Impact investment.

Dear Shankar,
Developing a social investment platform for WATSAN will enable raising the much required funds for providing Water Credit to low income households. BWDA is a development organization working in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. We have facilitated 12,250 water connections and 6700 toilets by providing water credit of Rs.17.75 crores. During implementation of our WATSAN project B-WASH in partnership with, there was a time when we were unable to provide the required credit linkage due to huge demand from members. Such a platform will be helpful to raise funds to meet the requirements of our members. We would like to partner with you if you are looking for partnerships with NGOs.


Joslin Thambi commented on Restart [UOK]

There are many such settlements along the coast of Tamil Nadu and this project will be beneficial for the members of these settlements. The key to the success of this initiative will be instilling accountability and a sense of community ownership and bringing about behaviour change in the residents. It will be helpful if you can share your thoughts on how you intend to ensure the behavioral aspect. We are also looking at the behavioral aspect and your experience from Chennai will be helpful.

I appreciate your initiative and wish you all success.


Joslin Thambi commented on Samagra (समग्र)

It is interesting to see the unique linking of essential value added services to users. Have you conducted any pilots in rural areas. It will be helpful to know your experience.

Wish you the best in all your efforts.