SPOUTS is an attempt to move away from traditional forms of aid that are often dependent on free distribution. By creating an affordable market product that is seen as desirable, SPOUTS works to create a sustainable business that also provides clean drinking water access to even the poorest of Ugandans.
SPOUTS locally manufactures ceramic water filters in Uganda and partners with institutions to provide financing options to individuals who cannot pay the up-front costs of the filters. To this end, they:
1. Provide micro-financing options to end-users through SACCOs, VSLAs, and microfinance institutions;
2. Utilize small scale entrepreneurs to sell filters to end users and hard-to-reach areas;
3. Partner with employers to directly provide financing options to employees.
SPOUTS has also worked to install filters in public spaces such as clinics, schools and prisons.
SPOUTS of Water
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners: Vision Fund, SURGE for Water, ACM Ministries, Joint Effort To Save the Environment (JESE), and other local microfinance institutions and distributors.