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Invest in businesses engaged in supply and distribution of affordable and safe piped water to rural households through PWS, covering the entire end to end water utility services from source to consumer household. Business model can be under PPP arrangement with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), or under a license.
TapEffect is a social enterprise that brings the technical know-how and financial capabilities to manage a portfolio of commercially viable PWS, providing safe & affordable water to underserved rural & semi-rural communities. It operates in a region near the Thai border, covering an area of ~2,300 households.(13)
In 2020, TapEffect received USD 220,000 as a loan from The Pioneer Facility for constructing and operating a new piped water station and pipeline in Banteay Meanchey province in rural Cambodia.(7)
Khmer Water Supply Holding (KWSH), seeded in 2013, by the project promoters, Obor Capital and an early stage investor, Insitor Seed Fund [majority owner (14)]. It operates a portfolio of small-scale piped water networks that distribute clean drinking water directly to households in rural Cambodia. (15)
Each rural water station is a subsidiary company with its own water license, operations team & water treatment / distribution facilities. Currently, KWSH manages 5 stations, for a total of over 40,000 households. KWSH has received a grant from a Development Finance Institution (DFI) and its program is designed to expand the delivery of key infrastructure services. (14)
Expansion of PWS across rural and remote areas to reduce regional disparities in access to affordable and clean water.