SPOUTS of Water
Improving access to safe water, one filter at a time
SPOUTS of Water manufactures, markets and sells affordable ceramic water filters using local materials and employing local labour. The enterprise targets all socioeconomic classes in Uganda – from those who rely on expensive bottled water and those who boil their water, to the lowest-income 30% who usually consume untreated water.
SPOUTS takes advantage of numerous existing networks, such as savings groups and microfinance institutions, to deliver safe water across the entire market. It fills a void where other water treatment methods have failed to maintain sustainable production and cultural longevity.
SPOUTS of Water Inc. develops, produces and markets “Purifaaya” ceramic water filters.
Prince of Peace Orphans and Widows Vision (POPOW) distributes SPOUTS filters in Northern Uganda and provides financing options to women’s savings groups.
Living Goods is an international NGO that provides door-to-door distribution of social-impact products, including SPOUTS water filters in Uganda.
Bead for Life conducts campaigns and training to educate women on the need for safe water.
The 2016 SAG-SEED Awards are supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.