RUral WAter SOlutions is a Malawian social entrepreneurship company founded in 2013 aiming at providing a reliable supply chain for Afridev and Malda hand pumps spare parts. Operating in 5 districts (Dowa, Kasungu, Mchinji, Ntchisi and Salima), RUWASO rely on 60 partner shop owners in the trading centers of rural areas.
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Before 2013, the supply of the spare parts retailers was provided by Inter Aide who was buying in bulk to main suppliers in Lilongwe or Blantyre. With the creation of RUWASO, a local solution has been set up, which should be more sustainable.
RUWASO is relying on the public transport to distribute the items and link its central depots with suppliers and retailers.
The supply of these 5 districts is completely autonomous and RUWASO is able to make some profit and to pay its staff, the rent of the depot and all materials required.