WSUP announced as Million Lives Club member

Themes: Customer experience Health impact Sanitation Utilities WASH Water

WSUP has been selected as an official member of the Million Lives Club, in recognition of our work with city authorities in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to improve water and sanitation for the poorest residents.

The Million Lives Club celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs that are scaling and making a significant impact in addressing global development challenges, and the ecosystems and enabling environments that contributed to their growth.

WSUP has been selected for our work alongside local providers, enabling them to develop services, build infrastructure and attract funding so that they can reach low-income communities.

To ensure services can sustainably reach as many people as possible, we work with utilities and businesses on services that generate revenue and advise regulators and governments on how to create an environment in which businesses can thrive.

Since inception, we have helped over 20 million people access improved water, sanitation and hygiene services.

Neil Jeffery, Chief Executive of WSUP said:

“We’re thrilled to become an official member of the Million Lives Club that recognises the importance of a customer-centric focus in global development.

Since we began work in 2005, WSUP has been innovating, testing new technologies and developing new business models that are financially viable, socially equitable and sustainable, helping the poorest urban residents lead healthy and dignified lives. As part of the club, we look forward to new opportunities with like-minded organisations and scaling our innovation to the next level.”

The Million Lives Club is an initiative inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) and supported by a growing partnership of leading development organisations.

Check out our Million Lives Club profile here