If thousands of grocery stores across Africa have access to a water supply, what's the best and cheapest way to purify and sell safe drinking water to their shoppers?
CHANGE STARTS WITH A SIMPLE IDEA...
I-Drop Water is a for profit, mission-driven company established to bring safe drinking water to everyone, everywhere by answering this question.
We've built an innovative business model that uses nano-purification water filtration technology and GSM-enabled platform to empower grocery store owners anywhere to purify and sell safe, affordable drinking water to their customers. Shoppers refill multi-use containers and pay by the litre for the drinking water they need.
With I-Drop Water more people can afford safe drinking water, less plastic waste is produced and local economies benefit by supporting their local grocery stores.
WHAT WE DO
The I-Drop model works because everyone is enabled
to do what they do best
I-Drop purifies drinking water,
Shop-owners sell water and make a profit,
Shoppers buy drinking water and save money.
And installs them in grocery stores...
At no cost to store owners.
I-Drop builds state of the art water purification and dispensing machines...
Shoppers bring multi-use water containers, refill them with purified drinking water...
I-Drop and each store owner then share water sales revenue.
And pay at the till for the water they've poured.
WHY WE DO IT
Business can change the world for the better
We believe that business has both a unique ability and a responsibility to sustainably tackle the world's greatest social and environmental challenges. I-Drop is uniquely positioned to tackle two of biggest challenges of our time:
ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER
HOW I-DROP WORKS
I-Drop technology is made up of two key technologies: GSM remote monitoring and control, and nano-purification water filter technology.
"I" for internet
"Drop" for purified
Nanomesh filtration removes viruses, bacteria, cysts and other contaminants from water, making it safe to drink. It produces no waste water and retains essential minerals.
An embedded SIM card provides real-time communication between each I-Drop unit and our cloud-based monitoring and control system.
Water sold at a price that everyone can afford...
While reducing plastic, water and carbon waste.
By refilling multi-use water containers, I-Drop's shoppers are significantly reducing the environmental impact of buying drinking water.
I-Drop's combination of technologies reduces the cost of purifying drinking water so that a 5 litre refill can be sold for less than a loaf of bread.
WHY I-DROP WORKS
I-Drop Water can be sold for a fraction of the price of bottled water!
COST THE SAME...
FIVE REFILLS OF I-DROP WATER...
AS ONE BOTTLE
I-DROP AROUND THE WORLD AND IN THE NEWS
From Johannesburg to Accra, in large stores, small corner shops and schools, I-Drop Water is growing fast. Follow our progress as we change the way drinking water is bought and sold in Africa.