Portapure

Summary:
Portapure manufactures and sells water purification products where clean drinking water is inaccessible. This includes remote communities and natural disaster sites. In these situations, Portapure’s products provide clean drinking water for survival. Portapure is the inventor, technology owner, manufacturing mold owner, trademark owner, and copyright holder for all product offerings. Leveraging its patented technology, Portapure has created a set of products that are: Proven to exceed stringent health and safety standards; Superior price compared to existing alternatives; Designed for portability and ease-of-use
Product:
To differentiate from the current competitors, Portapure leverages technology, affordability and the right product-market fit driven through focus group customer analysis. Portapure has designed portable water systems to make water from any river, lake, or stream safe to consume by removing all known viruses and bacteria.
Portapure’s current main product offering is:
PureLives – A home-use, 5-gallon water purification device

Waste Capital Partners

Urban India produces a mound of garbage every week that weighs more than twice the Empire State Building. Only half of this is collected and dumped. Little is processed despite municipalities spend half their budget on the issue. Residents are fed up. Waste Capital Partners trains and employs waste pickers to conduct doorstep waste collection in small towns in India for a monthly subscription from the household itself. Waste Capital Partners then environmentally processes the waste forming a quality soil amendment they sell to local farmers and also aggregate and sell recyclables. In total, 85% of the waste is environmentally processed, 20,000 carbon tons are averted per 100,000 households, and the income of the waste picker is doubled. The business is already cashflow positive and recently secured interest from key state officials in two major states of India. Its board consists of the founders of SELCO, BASIX, and IDE-I and its management has 40+ years of operational experience in profitable social enterprise businesses with a focus on Public Private Partnerships.

Digital Divide Data

Digital Divide Data (DDD) is a social business that creates jobs for talented youth in emerging market countries by delivering high-quality content business process outsourcing (BPO) services to clients. DDD’s social enterprise empowers staff with the skills and experience they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Founded in 2001, DDD develops a strong workforce in countries with untapped talent. The organization identifies and recruits motivated, disadvantaged youth who would not otherwise have access to good jobs or higher education. DDD alumni go on to high-skilled positions in which they earn more than four times the average regional wage. This enables them to break the cycle of poverty that traps their families. With a sustainable approach to growth, DDD employs more than 1000 people across offices in Cambodia, Laos, Kenya.

Copia

Copia Global Inc (“Copia”) is a consumer catalog order and delivery system for nonperishable and durable goods serving Base of the Pyramid consumers in the developing world. By making accessible a wide range of consumer goods from thread to sewing machines, from nails to hammers, from matches to solar lights, Copia’s mission is to improve the quality of life of BoP people, transforming them into empowered global consumers. Much as the Sears catalog revolutionized life in the pioneer days of the United States and Amazon revolutionized life in the internet age, the Company will apply many of the same marketing and distribution concepts to this huge untapped market. Copia launched a 12 month pilot in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2012. Already sales (both number of orders and revenues) have exceeded expectations, providing proof of concept for this revolutionary idea. Meaning “abundance” in Latin, Copia was founded by Jonathan Lewis and Tracey Turner and is led by CEO Crispin Murira.

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