Clean water for everyone, starting with schools in Africa

Clean water is more than just a right, it is vital for peace and prosperity

Clean water for everyone is a non-profit solving the water and sanitation for schools in West Africa using innovative, collaborative, and accountable approaches. Their business model is a social enterprise dedicated to creating sustainable water supply businesses in the developing world. 

This social venture aims to provide access to clean and affordable water supply in underdeveloped nations by working with locals to achieve positive social, economic and environmental impacts. Certainly, they have a big focus on schools, why? Children cannot study effectively without access to clean water and sanitary conditions. 

By helping to make schools safer and more conducive to learning, we maximize our impact on the wider community. In this podcast at The Wise Consumer, Madeleine interviews Abbey Wemimo, Founder of Clean Water For Everyone, they have a heart-melting conversation in which talks about the importance of empowering local communities, Africa’s economic boom and, other world complex issues. Ready for some inspiration?

Learn all about this incredible social venture on this podcast interview:

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In this episode of Clean Water For Everyone and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:

– Abbey’s experiences as a child growing up in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria⁣⁣

– Why he launched Clean Water for Everyone (he almost died of Typhoid fever as a kid due to a lack of access to clean water).⁣⁣

– His early start to entrepreneurship (he used to sell snicker’s bars to his classmates during school breaks)⁣⁣

– The importance of empowering local communities to run their businesses, institutions, organizations, etc. themselves rather than creating a system of dependency, or as Abbey puts it, “treating local individuals like subjects of aid” (something I’ve personally been thinking about a lot and which Abbey and I talk about at great length during this episode).⁣⁣

– The importance of collaboration and working together to solve some of the world’s most complex issues.⁣

– Africa’s economic boom (this is an exciting time for Africa!)⁣⁣

– What inspires him to persevere through the entrepreneurial challenges he faces⁣⁣

– And so much more!⁣⁣

This was such a great conversation and truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening! ⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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