While dispenser access is free to users, we do not rely solely on donations or grant funding to cover the costs of this rural water service.
- Dispensers have an ingenious revenue mechanism. We generate carbon credits because chlorine dispensers avert carbon emissions – people do not need to boil water to disinfect it. This is an interesting part of the Kyoto Protocol that is complicated but pertains to providing incentives for developing countries to leapfrog straight to cleaner technologies. We describe it here in detail. Because dispensers aren't just a better way to provide safe water but are also a cleaner way, we can make use of this program.
We worked with carbon experts and are now certified to generate credits in all three countries where we operate. We then issue and sell carbon credits on the voluntary and compliance carbon markets. Our carbon issuance is audited by highly reputable carbon auditors.
We use the revenue earned from these carbon sales to reinvest in the program.