SDG 6 Social Entrepreneurs


The country’s first professionally scaled portable sanitation and waste management company, a leading quality temporary restroom manufacturer, cleaning services provider and most recently a harbinger for setting up bio digester based low cost household and community toilets for rural and urban India.


To ensure that everyone in the country has better sanitation because 3s knows that without such amenities it is tough to live a happy, healthy and dignified life.


We annually manage 155 million litres of liquid waste. While there are no cut and dry numbers, it has been estimated that for communities with a population of between 20,000 to 100,000 — 100 to 150 litres per head per day is saved by the Portable Restroom Industry. Which means 104 million litres of fresh water, which we help save, serving 155,000 people daily. To ensure that everyone has access to clean and better sanitation


Working with the Government to ensure that our population has access to clean sanitation services. Under the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan we have still not been able to meet the requirements of our everyday population needs. Banks need to also look at this as a priority lending sector, and Governments need to provide breaks or subsidies to encourage this sector.


  • Connecting capital to 3s for a Series C they want to run (7-10 Cr).
  • Creating alliances with Government to better the sanitation throughout the country.
Founders: Rajeev Kher
Products/Services: Sanitation Solutions
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Pune, India
Status: Private Limited
Industry Sector: Sanitation Solutions
Current Funders: Aavishkar


Waterlife aims to provide safe and clean water to everyone in a sustainable manner. Waterlife provides safe water solutions with sustainability at all levels:
Social-We provide high quality safe water at an affordable price, so that even the people at the bottom of the pyramid can have access to it. We bring in an inclusive approach that involves all key stakeholders in the community.
Economic- We create revenue streams to ensure that the solution is self sustaining
Environmental-We provide solutions that are “Green” and “Environmentally Friendly


To provide safe and clean water to everyone


To distribute their solutions throughout India via government and private partnerships. By 2020 they aim to ensure that everyone has access to safe and clean drinking water. They believe through developing numerous partnerships they will be able to achieve their long-term goal associated with development.


Growth is relatively stable, however to achieve their goal by 2020 they need to see an increasing interest in their Model and their long-term green, clean and safe solutions.


  • Replicating Waterlife India’s model as a long-term revenue generation solution so that they can continue to implement such a solution throughout the country.
  • Creating alliances with Government and Private Sector schools to better the current ecosystem and ensure that each member of can gain access to safe and clean drinking water. Meeting the right members from the Ministry to ensure that this becomes a government backed project.
Founders: Sudesh Menon, Mohan Ranbaore, Indranil Das
Products/Services: Water Filters, Sewage Treatment Plant
Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Hyderabad, India
Status: Private Limited
Industry Sector: Education Support Organization
Current Funders: World Bank, Aavishkaar, USAID, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Matrix Partners India


Comprehensive Sanitation Solutions

SOIL-logo-for-webSOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)

EkoLakay – the eco-toilet

SOIL’s EkoLakay toilets are an innovative service, which creates new revenue sources throughout the process. For around USD 5 a month, a Haitian family can rent a toilet, which is built by local companies using local materials.

In many developing countries, sanitation services are provided by private companies and are a luxury that is not accessible to the majority of the population. The technology used is highly water-intensive and often leads to pathogenic waste being spilled in deprived neighbourhoods and aquatic ecosystems. “In Haiti, more than 99% of organic human waste is not treated, which has devastating consequences for the environment and public health,” explains Sasha Kramer, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL). Sasha Kramer is one of five young social entrepreneurs who benefit every year from the SDC’s support in Latin America. Her company SOIL works to promote health and sustainable livelihoods through the use of eco-toilets in Haiti. Her main business focuses on the ‘poop loop’, a process that transforms human organic waste into compost. SOIL builds waterless toilets that are accessible to all. They even work in densely populated areas with poor infrastructure.

Social entrepreneurs develop solutions based on their perceptions of local needs. “SOIL’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to decent sanitation facilities and where human organic waste is no longer a public health issue, but rather an environmental solution. We believe that, in working to realise this vision, not only can we improve public health and soil fertility, but also build livelihoods in the field of sanitation, thus making job creation the main result of providing such local services,” explains Sasha Kramer. In ten years, her business has become a recognised organisation, which received donations from all over the world for the relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Toilet Designs Technologies


Innovative Sanitation Collection Systems


Treatment of Human Waste


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