Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
August 2015

Water Credit

WaterCredit uses funds from donors to leverage commercial capital to fund MFI loan portfolios targeted at clients’ water and sanitation home connection needs. These MFIs disburse loans to a community’s self-help group, which then distributes the loan to individual borrowers. Currently Water.org supports a country-wide WaterCredit initiative with four microfinance institutions in both rural and […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA)

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) is a regional initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by Tetra Tech, with a mission of fostering the transformation of water and sanitation delivery services in Africa to achieve long-term financial sustainability through the application of market-based principles. SUWASA is designed to spread effective […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Tone kwa Tone Pata Pump

Kickstart’s mobile layaway service “Tone kwa Tone Pata Pump”  (Kiswahili for “Drop by Drop gets the Pump”) allows small-scale farmers to make incremental payments via M-PESA for an irrigation pump that is held on lawaway until payments are complete. Farmers register for the service via paper forms, and are subsequently notified via SMS that they’ve […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Susteq

Susteq provides reliable water access through micro-payments to people without fixed connection in their homes and supports water organizations with installation of pre paid meters in rural and urban communities. Because people in these communities pay a small amount for water access, their water-points can be maintained in a sustainable way.

Retail innovations
August 2015

Grundfos LifeLink

Grundfos Lifelink supplies, installs and services pay-as-you-go water solutions. Its applications include a standalone water kiosk, a communal water point with separate water supply, and mini-grid water points with separate water supplies. Grundfos Lifelink utilizes automatic water dispensers that come with an integrated revenue management system that tracks consumption, credit transactions, technical performance, and needed […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Sun Transfer PAYG charge controller

Sun Transfer developed and piloted mulitple pay-as-you-go (PAYG) charge controllers for their large solar home systems.  They started with a RFID-card system with a point of service device, but have transitioned to a “CODE” system in both Ethiopia and Kenya. This new platform allows the customer to input SMS-codes entered via a handheld infrared device.

Retail innovations
July 2015

M-KOPA III solar home systems

M-Kopa is a mobile venture aiming at making it simpler and more affordable for Kenyans to acquire productive assets. The key to the M-Kopa solution is financial transactions facilitated via the mobile phone and easy and secure monitoring of the assets being acquired by the clients. An interesting benefit of this model is a flurry […]