Our Shared Investment Transformation Model
Communities use the revenue generated from our water and agriculture micro-enterprises to invest in more income-generating projects, allowing us to scale to more communities, more efficiently.
Shared Value Assessment and Community Buy-in
With a rigorous vetting process, we listen to and analyze each community’s needs. Successful projects are locally-led and require community buy-in, so we make sure every community understands and contributes - with women at the forefront of decision making and long-term project oversight.
Community participation and sustainability assessments are conducted to ensure accountability and long-term viability. These assessments consist of setting project goals early-on and incorporate expectations of the partnership.
Shared Investment Training
Technical training on the SITM structure provides members with the skills and knowledge to sell the clean water to families within their communities. The community determines their own price of water and food sales and the percentage of revenue reinvested into future water and agriculture projects, micro loans, education, and operating costs.
Financial Literacy In Action
Through extensive training on financial literacy and compliance, the group leads the project and sets their own project goals, price of water and for, budgets, and expectations for long-term sustainability - based on the direct needs of the community. To ensure accountability, governance committees are formed to include gender and age representation, to represent the women in the group and report on percent reinvested.
Implementation and Reinvestment of Profits
Our in-country team coordinates the implementation of each project alongside local contractors and experts to ensure quality and sustainability. Once the water and agriculture projects are complete, they are tested to ensure safety. Then begins the reinvestment of profits into new projects, education and business endeavors, and micro loans.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
We visit each community regularly to provide in-person support, building long-term relationships. Community leaders track quantitative and qualitative progress through monthly check-ins and quarterly reports on our collective impact.
We work alongside indigenous and locally led communities to share and amplify the stories of their members through our traceability platform, documentary films and communications. We keep our impact numbers up to date and pride ourselves on data-driven impact.