Sujol means good water in Bengali. Together with our partners Akvo, Proportion, Voltea and DAM, we install three water devices in Bangladesh, removing Arseen out of the water.
Lieke (Proportion, see picture) and Kim (Voltea) just arrived in Dhaka. Lieke will execute a social marketing study and Kim will install the CAP DI equipment of Voltea into the Sidco equipment. This will be challenging as the CAP DI has been damaged during the transport from Leiden to Dhaka, however if all works out well we make an important step towards our goal to provide clean water to 30.000 vollages in Bangladesh.
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 »