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Stanford University

Lifeline’s partnership with Stanford University — a leader in environmental research and innovation — is impacting safe water supplies in Uganda’s rural Apac District through its EverFlow program. EverFlow contracts with local water committees to maintain 700+ community-owned handpumps, while Stanford researchers work to analyze the demand and cost of their maintenance.

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Everflow Africa: Creating a Lasting Source of Water + Revenue

Did you know 30-50% of rural water projects in sub-Saharan Africa fail within 2-5 years? That means donors are repeatedly asked to construct and rehabilitate water points, creating an unsustainable cycle of dependency on external aid. Everflow, Lifeline’s local maintenance and repair business, works to prevent pump breakdowns and minimize costs through risk sharing.

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5-Year WASH Strategy: Making Water Safe for All Communities

Approximately 40% of water systems in rural Uganda fail within 2-5 years of installation. As a result, villagers are forced to drink from dirty water sources or walk inordinate distances to collect water. Lifeline is breaking the cycle of failed relief initiatives through wholistic approaches to community development, know, as Clear Water Initiatives.

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Lifeline Stove Limited: Bringing Efficient Energy Into Every Home

It’s a fact: over 3 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe and sustainable heating and cooking solutions. Lifeline Stove Limited (LSL) — a Uganda-based improved cookstove manufacturer — is working to put efficient energy in every home through a social enterprise model that aggregates demand and leverages market-oriented partnerships.

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Everflow Africa: Creating a Lasting Source of Water + Revenue

Did you know 30-50% of rural water projects in sub-Saharan Africa fail within 2-5 years? That means donors are repeatedly asked to construct and rehabilitate water points, creating an unsustainable cycle of dependency on external aid. Everflow, Lifeline’s local maintenance and repair business, works to prevent pump breakdowns and minimize costs through risk sharing.

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From Beneficiaries To Business

This pre-recorded webinar highlights promising findings from customer-centered approaches to sustainable water services in Southeast Asia, Central America and East Africa.

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Lifeline to Develop Mobile Payment App for Water User Fees

With support from the Stone Family Foundation, Lifeline has partnered with local Ugandan software firm OMNItech, Ltd., to develop a mobile payment application for submitting water user fees. Users of the app will be able to pay fees via mobile money and EverFlow customers can receive messages with reminder notices when their water bills are due – no smartphone necessary.

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Finance Catalyst Team to Support Lifeline on Ugandan Cookstove Enterprise

Lifeline has been selected to participate in the GET.invest Finance Catalyst program to position its Ugandan cookstove enterprise for investment. Backed by the European Union, Finance Catalyst will support our team with consulting services by changemakers in impact investment, energy tech development and carbon finance.

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