our impact

Urban Water

strategic network expansion

We are supporting SUWASA to make smart, strategic investment decisions, based on the new meter database and detailed mapping we have developed. 

Access to finance is key. We are brokering relationships with private banks that provide innovative financial products for utilities expansion. This will allow households to access a loan for the connection cost, paid directly to SUWASA, who can themselves access additional loans for new pipes and infrastructure.

Basing expansion plans on commercial viability has the added benefit of depoliticising a service that is traditionally fraught with tension, reducing the risk of expansion being stymied by local or regional governments.