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How Profit Powers This Clean Water Project for the Poor


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Like many social enterprises, Ecofiltro started out wanting to help the rural poor in Guatemala and elsewhere in Central America get access to clean water without much thought to making money. The company makes a water filtration device that families could use to purify their water instead of having to boil it. But CEO Philip Wilson soon realized that changing the entity into a for-profit company actually helped him realize his social goals.

Knowledge@Wharton recently caught up with Wilson to talk about his company’s development, strategy and future plans. More:

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