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YWF Bangladesh 2021 – Monitoring visits

Throwback to the monitoring visits of the YWF Bangladesh 2021! At the end of the incubation programmes, YWS organizes monitoring visits of the pilot projects, conducted most of the time by the local incubator in charge of co-implementing the programme, Ygap Bangladesh, in this case. What is the goal of the monitoring visits? Their aim is to make sure that the reality of the pilot is aligned with what the entrepreneur has reported, but not only. They enable the entrepreneur and us to assess the technology, interview the beneficiaries and control the operations. This enables the entrepreneur to have the most positive impact possible...

International Women’s day

Today, we would like to highlight and acknowledge the tremendous work achieved by our women entrepreneurs improving access to WASH all around the world. 💦 The links between WASH & Women The results of supporting women WASH entrepreneurs The story of Bernadette Bernadette Ojao, founder and CEO of WABIBI Pads is one of our Fellows of the YWF Uganda 2021 solving period poverty. When she started her business she carried out a community survey in Kamwokya, an urban slum in Kampala,and discovered that over 60% of women in that community were unable to afford monthly disposable products and therefore ended up using unhygienic solutions like newspapers, old cloth...

Majipreneurs summit in Kampala

Throwback to the Majipreneurs Summit co-organized by Young Water Solutions in Uganda On the 2nd and 3rd of February, YWS co-organized and participated in the Majipreneurs Summit whose ambitious goal was to shape the future of Uganda's WASH entrepreneurship ecosystem YWS partnered with Viva con Agua, WASEU and cewas to give life to this 2-day summit.With 120 participants, this summit has made great connections between stakeholders of the WASH ecosystem. We are proud to have seen our Fellows pitching their social businesses on stage. Hard work and commitment to greater good have led these young entrepreneurs to significant results, contributing to #sdg6 The Majipreneurs summit also included a...

Today is World Toilet Day!

Today is World Toilet Day! This day, established by the UN in 2013 to inspire action and bring awareness to the lack of access to safely managed toilets all over the world and reach the goal of SDG 6: water and sanitation for all. From 2017 to 2022 in our 5 programmes combined, 11 of our fellows have provided solutions centered on issues related to toilet accessibility and use.Currently we are supporting 3 fellows that are tackling the issue of open defecation by improving the access to and the quality of toilets through our incubation programme in Latin America and our pre-acceleration programme in West Africa....