Agenda:1. Visualization – The LIFELINK video2. Presentation a) Global challenges ahead b) Concept b) Sustainability c) Transparency d) Business models3. Learning’s4. Questions
Global challenges ahead» Poverty Crisis – 4.5 billion people out of 6.5 live in poverty. Could this imbalance over time result in a global security crisis» Resource Crisis - Year 2050 equals 9.0 billion people on Mother Earth. We have limited resources, water is one of them (Too much / Too little / Too polluted)» Climate Crisis – Limited resources in the developing world to deal with climate change, serious drought in certain regions (Africa)» Food Crisis – lack of access to water – less food production – higher prices - the poor becomes even more poor.
Local bank Forward water revenue to designated bank accountService fee Transfer money Forward water to GLL by Mobile credits to Water Profit Banking (GSM) Credit Database (Internet) Service call Forward water credits to Water Key via GPRS Service "Get credit"
SustainabilityLIFELINK systems are sustainable on three different levels: » Environmentally (all systems operate mainly on solar energy or other sustainable energy sources) » Financially (various degrees of financial sustainability depending on the users’ capability paying for the water they tap) » Socially (the LIFELINK solution creates value in a rural community and enables people to start or expand businesses, improve health conditions and create employment.
Business model: Min.sustainabilityPilot - Kenya
DonationsDonations by NGO’s, companies,foundations or governments: » No loan received (system donated) » Minimum sustainability by paying a water tariff, sufficient to sustain future service and spare parts
Semi-commercial fundingSemi-commercial funding by WorldBank programs, regional developmentbanks or governments: » Partly repayment of loan (varying interest rate and repayment period) » Down payment paid by donor or government » Reduction of loan amount based on performance indicators
Commercial fundingCommercial funding by commercialbanks and social venture funds: » Full repayment of loan » Interest rate and repayment period to vary according to the funder’s conditions
Learning’s1. Working the BOP market, making serious impact = ”getting your hands dirty”2. Do not count on the NGO’s, UN, etc. to save your business3. Not too much market research – learn from various pilots (different end-user profiles)4. Increase impact / reduce risk through partnerships5. Business models – still looking for the “one size fits all”6. Eliminate corruption through technology– Easier said than done – but necessary for success.