Raising grants for water and sanitation businesses has its challenges. Grants are important for water and sanitation businesses serving low-income populations because the gap between what people will pay and the cost to provide these services is usually quite large. So, grants are often used to help businesses innovate to lower the costs, but also to cover some of their setup costs in the first place.
On this episode, Andy Narracott talks to Joyce Klu, Founder of Mobile Alert Toilets, about her challenges raising grants for her early stage business. Then he speaks to Titia Wouters, Regional Manager for West Africa with Aqua for All and Kishan Nanavati, CEO of Spring Health in India to explore this topic in more detail.
Finally, Miles Bell, Programme Officer with Young Water Solutions give some perspective on how the interview relates to the wider ecosystem of WASH entrepreneurship.
This podcast is brought to you by the Sanitation and Water Entrepreneurship Pact, a collaboration of organisations that helps entrepreneurs deliver basic access to water and sanitation services for all.
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