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What have we learned of the Try and Buy approach in Ghana?

We are working hard on developing new business models and have been testing the try and buy approach in Ghana in a project with Via Water.

Expanding to Angola

We are happy to announce that our Tulip water filters are now available in Angola!

Safe water for coffee farmers

During the WEDC conference we presented our case study from Kagera, Tanzania at the Loughborough University in the UK. This study is about the results so far of our ‘Safe Water for coffee farmers in Tanzania’ project, which project has exceeded expectations.

Water Filter Tanzania ready for business

In her short time as a representative of Tulip water filters, she has already trained many local agents, including the agents in our ‘Carbon credits for safe water’ project. She also had a chance to bring the Tulip filters to the attention of the former Tanzanian minister of Tourism and Natural Resources at the Karibu…

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Tulip water filters now available on the Philippines

Basic Water Needs B.V. is happy to announce that our Tulip water filters are now available in the Philippines.

World Humanitarian Day: A note on BWN’s Ecuadorian partner’s response to 2016 earthquake

On 16 April 2016, a 7,8 magnitude earthquake destroyed around 7000 buildings on the Central Coast of Ecuador. Thousands of families were consequently challenged at a mass scale in their access to safe, if any, drinking water. Tap water systems collapsed in several towns. People were drinking rainwater from rooftops, hand dug wells and water…

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BWN new office: more space for innovation

As of the 1st of June 2016 Basic Water Needs has a new Head Office. We have left our capital Amsterdam in search of more space. This led us to Wormerveer, a town in the shadow of Amsterdam, where we found a beautiful and spacious office.   Our desks will no longer be surrounded by…

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Sustainable Development Goals in action

Curious to read how Basic Water Needs is secretely already working with the Sustainable Development Goals? Maria Besteman gave an interview to ‘Ondernemen in Ontwikkelingslanden’. Read all about the Sustainable Development Goals that Basic Water Needs is working on here.

Gerard Roemer new director of BWN

After more than three years with BWN, Jens Groot has decided to resign from his Director position and move on to a next step in his life and career. Gerard Roemer will take over the position of director and Jens will continue his involvement with BWN as shareholder and advisor. BWN and its partners would…

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Investing in women, it’s simply good business

This year Basic Water Needs celebrated International Women’s Day in a very special way: we were invited to speak at an ‘inspiration session’ at RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Together with our partner Plan the Netherlands, we were invited to speak about Gender and Business.  …

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