The projects were selected by the Global Water Challenge business coalition and Ashoka’s Changemakers through ‘Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis’, an online competition calling for groundbreaking solutions to some of the world’s most pressing water and sanitation challenges.
A total of 265 projects from social entrepreneurs in 54 countries around the world were submitted to the competition. The projects receiving funding are:
“This collaborative competition tapped the power of human ingenuity and demonstrated that solutions exist to local water and sanitation issues,” said Paul Faeth, executive director of GWC. “With Coca-Cola‘s $1m grant, we’re able to further fund projects that we believe will start a ripple effect in their communities and create scalable, replicable and sustainable models that can be applied around the world.”
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