The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing-Africa is expected to add another 1 billion people in the next 30 years. Government-managed, centralized models for water and energy won’t be able to meet this fast-growing demand. At the same time, consumers living in these rapidly urbanizing regions see higher prices and limited product availability because of inefficient supply chains due to poor infrastructure.
UNTAPPED empowers local entrepreneurs to scale water enterprises. UNTAPPED provides the mobile IT, know-how and financing for local operators to scale sustainable water enterprise and last-mile distribution centers. The last-mile distribution transforms a water treatment into a distribution hub, connecting local retailers to a reliable supply of clean water and essential goods. The result is a water enterprise selling highly-valued products to needed consumers.
UNTAPPED’s last-mile distribution platform connects local retailers to a reliable supply of clean water and essential goods. UNTAPPED uses decentralized water treatment centers as the hub for the distribution platform — regional stock points that make the final leg of distribution to retailers more efficient. Demand for clean water is ubiquitous, making clean water a highly-effective anchor product and entry point to retailers.
By integrating decentralized water infrastructure with last-mile logistics and distribution, UNTAPPED increases cost-efficiency and profitability for both.
Mobile IT connects the entire model and offers unique insight into consumer behavior. It also allows UNTAPPED to consolidate smaller retailers into a large network of direct distribution channels for all basic services including water, energy and food products. The Mobile IT Platform creates a virtual network of micro-distributors in underserved regions in multiple countries.
are the first and only safe water enterprise to use a platform approach to
focus on scale. Our mobile IT was designed specifically for the off-grid water
enterprise sector in developing markets. The mobile IT covers the entire
spectrum of operating and managing an off-grid water enterprise: from water
operations, to sales, to distribution, to inventory management, to a
point-of-sale system to financial management. Our unique
platform takes the technology and tools we have built over the last five
years and finances the platform to enable local operators to scale in their
markets. We leverage local partners to understand the intricacies and politics
of each new market and enable them with a proven business model. Instead of
competing against safe water enterprises we are working with them to enable
their growth. We now have projects in Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya and Burkina Faso
with four different partners.
|New Implemented Countries||Indonesia, Tanzania|
|Recruit||Business development, Computer Engineer|