Financing Swiss innovation for water, sanitation & hygiene for 200,000+ low income customers

How did we help social entrepreneurs?

We supported innovative Swiss water and sanitation businesses as well as social entrepreneurs with cash, know-how and our network.

To qualify, entrepreneurs needed to have a working prototype. And target low-income customers in rural areas and small towns in developing and emerging countries.

Entrepreneurs went  through a rigorous screening and evaluation process. When they were in our portfolio, we accompanied them until their business idea was implemented.

Once mature, the entrepreneurs would have a validated technology and business model. Thus equipped, they would be ready for the roll-out of their technology with private financial support.

Learn more about Swiss Fresh Water’s business we supported in Senegal (in French, with English subtitles)

Swiss Bluetec Bridge entrepreneurs

The Swiss Bluetec Bridge is a founding member of the Swiss Water Entrepreneurship Pact. This voluntary network enables entrepreneurs to play a leading role in realising access to water and sanitation for all (SDG 6).

Swiss Water Entrepreneurship Pact