August 1

Reckitt Nigeria Launches WASH Accelerator Programme With Seed Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

With 90% of the local population lacking the full range of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Nigeria, Dettol, Harpic, and Mortein manufacturer Reckitt has launched the Fight for Access Accelerator, which offers social businesses who are tackling access to WASH with the chance to scale their solutions through knowledge transfer and seed funding of 6,300,000 Naira each.

Considering that only 8% of Nigerians practise proper handwashing and over 23% still practise open defecation, the aim of the Fight for Access Accelerator programme is to identify and scale grassroots solutions in WASH that offer:

Photo courtesy of Aqua Mechanical.

Source: Premium Times (link opens in a new window)

Social Enterprise, WASH
accelerators, hygiene, sanitation, scale, water