Sustainable business models are vital to long-term impact. Thanks to funding from the European Union, Solvatten is exploring partnerships and models to serve a new market: small-holder farmers in agri-business value chains in East Africa. The positive health, well-being and financial benefits Solvatten users and families gain from the innovation are well-documented, but continued use also frees up time and availabilty to focus on more productive activities. One group Solvatten targets is subsistence farmers in the agribusiness chain. Off-grid small holders can reap productivity gains and product quality improvements from using Solvatten, thus increasing their net-income and their families’ health and well-being. With a view to serve this market sustainably and profitably, we are undertaking product innovation to respond to market’s needs and are exploring B2B distribution models that deliver shared value.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 673583