Koola Waters- creating smiles,creating impact

Koola waters is a company that specializes in manufacturing, distribution, packaging and treatment of pure drinking water

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Koola Waters

Year founded

2014

Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $500k - $1m

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 500 - 1,000

Organization type

  • For-profit

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Kenya

Headquarters location: City

Nairobi

Location(s) of impact

Kenya: Nairobi, Kitui

Website

www.koolawaters.co.ke

Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/pg/koolawaters2014/photos/?ref=page_internal#

Twitter URL

Koola Waters

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Access to clean drinking water, not many people in the rural setting are able to access clean water for drinking and thus end up having water borne diseases or browning of teeth, so in order to address this challenge I decided to start this company to manufacture, distribute, package and treat pure drinking water

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

The proposed solution was to start by manufacturing this water and supplying it to the areas where it's not easy to access clean drinking water

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

There is a lot of impact because we work closely with the community and supply the clean water for drinking and also participate in community initiatives, we do a lot of tree planting activities

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Earned income and individual donations or gifts will help alot

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

We are very efficient in delivery, we offer quality always because we use the best technology

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

When I talked to my family at the very beginning about my business Idea and they fully supported it and pushed me to start, that really encouraged me

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Search engine

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 50%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 50%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 100%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 100%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

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Photo of RAJIV GUPTA

You can get a fair idea about getting the clean water. You can refer my entry and if you find it worth, we can collaborate. To reach my entry: conjunctive use of rain and ground....
For my entry: Go to Community Review,    sort by applauds,   go to page 7/8

Photo of Ruth Mwanzia

That sounds interesting, I will check it out

Photo of RAJIV GUPTA

Yes, let me know your comments also. Review time also is getting over in next 2-3 hours

Photo of Ruth Mwanzia

Thanks a lot

Photo of Paul

Increasing access to clean drinking water is vital for providing quality nutrition. Well done