How Does This Work?

Splash works with foreign governments & builds local businesses to create safe water projects, at scale, in resource poor cities. The puzzle pieces already exist. We simply need to reconfigure them to create a more efficient, effective and equitable product.

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1. Specify Target Population

A clear, narrow focus is required. For each intervention, we must ask “who will benefit the most—while also making the greatest impact on the larger population?” This question is more relevant today than it ever has been before. Our unceasing attention is on kids living in urban poverty.

2. Replicate Successful Business

We must learn from the best, and do it better. Industry leaders—like McDonalds and Hilton Hotels—already create safe water for customers to drink and use for hygiene in cities worldwide. Splash does the same thing, with the same supply chains, in the same cities—but now for the poorest kids.

3. Leverage Existing Resources

We use what’s already there: schools, orphanages, and critical infrastructure. There are excellent institutions serving children already. There is no shortage of skilled labor. So costs are reduced and local solutions strengthened through building partnerships that can last—and employing local talent.

4. Prove 100% Coverage

By proving success-at-scale we compel the attention of both government and entrepreneurs. Splash doesn’t do pilot projects. We show that full coverage can be attained in big cities. When this is proven successful, systemic change can begin in earnest.

5. Hand over the Reins

We begin with the end in mind: a decisive exit strategy. Our true measure of success is when urban water solutions thrive without Splash’s intervention, direction or funding. In the short-term, we co-create local businesses that implement our work. Long-term, these businesses are meant to and will outlive us.