BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2012
Community Water Solutions (CWS) is a non-profit organization that works to bring clean drinking water to rural villages in West Africa by establishing sustainable water treatment businesses. As a social enterprise, the CWS-implemented businesses are owned and operated by the communities that they serve, and use simple, affordable technologies to enable the treatment, distribution and storage of clean, safe drinking water. The maintenance and operation of these water treatment businesses is funded by revenue from the sale of drinking water, while the capital necessary to establish them is generated from CWS’ fellowship program and CWS fundraising activities.