When we launched Dispensers for Safe Water, we had a bold vision: deliver safe water access through a self-sufficient program. While we’re still a long way from a self-funded program, last year, the UNFCCC approved our largest consignment of carbon credits to date. Carbon funds provide an important leverage opportunity for the program’s donor funding - and contribute to our ability to provide safe water to over 4 million people.
The last year was tremendous, not just for us, but for the entire field of evidence-based, international development. Take a look at our top highlights from 2019, as well as some of the tough decisions we had to make along the way.
Adoption rates are the most critical success metric for Dispensers for Safe Water and as an organization focused on continuous improvement, we are always looking for ways to sustain and improve these rates.