Sara Plast is a Pune-based business that has pioneered portable sanitation solutions in India for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until 2014 that we stumbled on a major issue facing our community: public sanitation facilities simply weren’t accessible, approachable or appealing to women.
Last month, TRANSFORM enterprise Maya received $2.2 million in funding for regional expansion of their Bangladesh-based accessible healthcare platform.
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- This asset addresses the challenge of reaching underserved communities in the last mile, outlining ‘6 golden rules’ for setting up sales networks.Across the world 1 in 3 people do not have access to safe water. For many, particularly in lower-income communities, clean drinking water is seen as a luxury.COVID-19 has been challenging for many impact enterprises. For Maya, a digital business providing mobile-based health services in Bangladesh, this was certainly the case. This article looks at how Maya reacted and adapted to the fast-evolving situation, enabling them to successfully respond to the crisis and their business need.D2D Pro is a last-mile distribution project for impact durables, run by BoPInc.,Sara Plast is a Pune-based business that has pioneered portable sanitation solutions in India for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until 2014 that we stumbled on a major issue facing our community: public sanitation facilities simply weren’t accessible, approachable or appealing to women.Explore tips for creating a successful project board on the Collaboration HubLast month, TRANSFORM enterprise Maya received $2.2 million in funding for regional expansion of their Bangladesh-based accessible healthcare platform.Unlocking the Power of Informal Healthcare Providers: Bringing health products and services to hundreds of millions of underserved consumersThis report maps the current plastic supply chain in a selection of Sub-Saharan African cities in order to identify current capabilities and challenges.Digital healthcare solutions: increasing access to health services and products for hundreds of millions of peopleTRANSFORM created the multi-stakeholder TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive initiative to help support the social enterprises that need it most.This report maps the current plastic supply chain in a selection of Sub-Saharan African cities in order to identify current capabilities and challenges.This guide outlines five tangible ways you can build or enhance your enterprise to economically empower women through agent models and a use of tech, by drawing on the success of Dharma Life,one of the enterprises in the TRANSFORM network.TRANSFORM created the multi-stakeholder TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive initiative to help support the social enterprises that need it most.In 2018, TRANSFORM helped to create ZayoHubs in rural Zambia.Portfolio Learnings: How the U Afya digital platform is driving behaviour change for Nairobi mothersWe take a look at U Afya, an online community for young mothers and mothers-to-be in informal settlements in Nairobi.We look at the lessons of Sunlight Water Centres, who create sustainable water access for communities in Nigeria.We are delighted to announce the launch of the TRANSFORM Survive & Thrive platformA look at ICHP, which provides a multi-pronged approach to help combat insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue.In this piece, we look at the lessons learned during the research project conducted by Inclusive Business Sweden and Aqua for All, funded by TRANSFORM.HappyTap, a social business that produces and distributes a portable sink for low-income communities, takes the spotlight in the latest article in our Portfolio Learnings series.Frontier Markets is a last-mile distribution company whose mission is to meet the needs of families and communities in rural areas.Improving family health is at the core of UJoin, a mobile-friendly online community developed by Every1Mobile and supported by TRANSFORM.ENVenture is an incubator that trains rural Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to become last-mile distributors for clean energy.The Base of the Pyramid Innovation Center (BoPInc) has released a report on the success of D2D Pro, a plug-in model that provides training to female door-to-door (D2D) sales agents.d.light is a solar energy company that brings to market a new level of energy access and quality of life for customers and small businesses through developing Pay As You Go (PAYG) Solar Home Systems (SHS) that can power energy-efficient appliances.Ubuntu Power provides affordable zero-waste solar power and unrestricted internet, powering and connecting hundreds of people in off-grid communities in Kenya.HappyTap draws on the evidence about handwashing behaviour change and seeks to find a practical solution. It extended its operations to Bangladesh in 2018.SWEEP has been enabling access to affordable and sustainable faecal sludge emptying services in urban Bangladesh since 2015.Spring Health is an organisation that delivers affordable, safe drinking water to rural households in eastern India.Over half of the world’s population, are living without access to safe sanitation services. This World Toilet Day, TRANSFORM is supporting the local utilities who are the key to solving the global sanitation crisis, as they possess the necessary mandates, relationships, organisational capabilities and infrastructure to ensure access to equitable sanitation services.Portfolio Learnings: The ‘virtual village’ that’s improving the health of mums and their families inThe health and wellbeing of mums and their families is at the core of the work of MumsVillage, a social commerce marketplace for Kenyan mothers. This Portfolio Learnings piece looks at the progress and learnings of this ‘virtual village’.To encourage better hand hygiene practices and help children routinely wash their hands with soap and water, HappyTap, a TRANSFORM impact enterprise that produces and distributes a portable sink for low-income communities, has increased the distribution of their handwashing stationsThis Portfolio Learning looks at Saraplast, a portable sanitation company that provides and maintains portable toilets across India.This Portfolio Learning looks at Sanivation, an end-to-end sanitation service provider that delivers clean, safe and efficient sanitation hygiene products and services to communities in East Africa.In this Portfolio Learnings article, we see that, since its inception, Myanmar Stoves Campaign has helped more than 26,000 households purchase fuel-efficient cookstoves.Focused on women’s empowerment for health and self-care, Kasha is a mobile e-commerce platform that, with the support of TRANSFORM, has been selling and delivering women’s health and hygiene products in East Africa.TRANSFORM teamed up with Sanergy, a franchise network of Fresh Life Toilets that provides safe and affordable access to clean toilets in urban Kenya.
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