Ba´wí 360

Ba'wí 360, a condenser and rain gauge that can generates 640 liters per day, this was co-created with the rural community.

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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

  • Spanish

Organization name

Buena Vista Team

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • More than 100,000

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Mexico

Headquarters location: City

Xalapa, Veracruz

Location(s) of impact

Xalapa, Veracruz. Choix, Sinaloa Charco Cercado, San Luis Potosí Agua Amarilla, Chihuahua


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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

More than 10 million Mexicans lack potable water and 1.59 million families access this resource through hauling. The women and girls are mainly those who walk up to 10 kilometers a day carrying buckets of 20 liters of this resource, exacerbating their vulnerability.

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

We provide tools and resources for the autonomy of rural communities, co-creating a system of condensation and rainfall collection.

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

More than 10 million Mexicans lack potable water and 1.59 million families access this resource through hauling. We take advantage of the natural humidity of the environment and through a technological system we condense the air, forming water.

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

Our customers will be the ESR, who will pay for 60% of the device and the remaining 40% will be granted through microfinance by the community.

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

We co-create a system of condensation and rainfall collection for de autonomy of rural communities.

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

At first we had an individual condensation system and our market was another sector. however, when we visited a rural community we realized that the problem was even greater, it was then when we decided to make a hybrid capable of bringing this vital resource to this sector.

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

  • Upon recommendation from others

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Marcela Vargas García 
Fantastic ideia!
My project, Amana Katu, also uses a rainwater collection system to provide access to clean water to local communities. One of the largest obstacles to using rainwater in this manner is the need for filtration and purification. In your presentation, this aspect wasn't very clear. Does your product filter and purify the collected rainwater and condensed water? Or does it only collect and condense?