Ever heard of flying toilets? Plastic bags used as toilets and thrown from trains by slum dwellers on their way to work in the morning. Non-environmentally friendly and a source of disease AND user unfriendly: try it yourself and you will know what I mean.
Solution: a super user-friendly bio-degradable bag that transforms excreta into fertilizer. MWF and the Swedish management jointly wrote the business plan to launch the product on a large scale in Kenya, presented at the Stockholm Water Week in 2009. Interested in joining the initial product launch? Please contact us.
Social impact investing is on the rim to become main streamed, this will take another 3-5 years, but the trend is clear: more and more high net worth individuals prefer to invest instead of donate, taking a more business wise approach. Investing in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) is a clear example impact investing pays off, from a financial point of view. However the social and environmental impact of commercial operating MFIs' is not a given fact of their business. Most of these institutes realize they have to improve, so why don't MFIs' invest in water and sanitation?More »