Water Forever likes to sell water, but we also share part of the revenues. Apart from a commission to the shop owner, we usually share 10-20% with local communities or the local government/local WSP. This enables our clients to generate revenues for further WASH investments. Revenues sharing can be 100% tracked online.
We currently have 3 operational community savings accounts and we notice that the communities are very happy with it. It makes people feel more involved and it is a great opportunity for further community development. We even have communities which call for higher water prices in order to feed the joint savings account faster. Next to the online publication of savings, members of water committees, village leaders, etc will receive a monthly SMS about the community savings.