Ecofiltro

PURPOSE

Using only financially sustainable methods to obtain a goal of reaching one million Guatemalan families and schools in rural areas with clean water by the end of 2020. Sharing and their production process and marketing tactics with any other organizations that wish to solve the clean water problem in other countries.

INDUSTRY

Water filters

PRODUCT / SERVICE

Water filters

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

Guatemalans living in rural areas

IMPACT MODEL

Ecofiltro started as a non-profit for the majority of their company history. They then converted Ecofiltro to a social enterprise and followed a hybrid approach where urban sales of filters would serve to finance the distribution of rural filters at an affordable price. They are a Certified B Corporation.

An assessment was done comparing Ecofiltro, bottled water, and boiled water. In this assessment, it was found that using an Ecofiltro is less than 1% of the impact of consuming the same amount of water from plastic bottles and 35% of the impact of boiled water.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

In response to COVID-19, ECOFILTRO has donated 670 eco-filters for the elderly living in private homes and for medical front liners in Guatemala. They've concentrated on specifically helping the elderly and healthcare professionals by guaranteeing them 100% clean purified water.

LOCATION

Guatemala

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Ecofiltro