Sarvajal: Water for All Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

To optimize their effectiveness, shade cases ought to be printed in color. Entrepreneur wrestles with business model using RFID technology and SMS, franchising, and renting to rapidly grow off-the-grid water purification company without subsidies. The organization attempts to supply potable water services to rural and urban India where the public infrastructure does not exist. Past efforts are stymied by rural operations difficulties including high-priced technologies, challenging care issues, cash management problems, lack of capital, and lack of a business model which makes sense for retail operators without subsidy.

With a franchising model that relies on seasoned local entrepreneurs, communicating technology that tracks flows and quality, payment technology that takes cash out of the equation, and a "capital light" leasing model, the firm expects to create and share a brand new business model. If successful, other social entrepreneurs can copy the model with a market-based pricing scheme to provide other forms of infrastructure in emerging markets.

Sarvajal Water for All case study solution

PUBLICATION DATE: February 09, 2011 PRODUCT #: 211028-PDF-ENG

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