Awamo Water Solutions

Manufacturing solar powered ultra-filtration water purifying systems
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) Lira, Uganda

Awamo Water Solutions manufactures solar powered water ultra-filtration systems using eco-friendly and locally-sourced materials. The enterprise generates revenue from selling water ultra-filtration systems to franchisees and entrepreneurs at wholesale prices using a ‘pay-as-you-go’ scheme, empowering first-time social entrepreneurs along the way.

First time entrepreneurs provide a 799 USD down payment for the solar powered water ultra-filtration system and subsequent monthly 319 USD installment payments to eventually own the franchise after 48 months.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Awamo Water Solutions help deliver more than 9 million litres of clean drinking water to more than 450 households in Lira.
  • Conducting 650+ sensitisation programmes about the benefits of clean water and sanitation to over 500 households in Lira.
  • Distributing 9+ million litres of clean drinkable water to 450+ households annually.
  • Lowering risks of pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.
  • Increasing distribution of 10 ultra-filtration machines with production capacity of 2,000 litres to 10 districts in Uganda.
  • Recycling over 10,000 tonnes plastic waste into reusable PET-bottles monthly.
  • Reducing over 500,000 tonnes CO2 per year through reducing use of wood and charcoal for water boiling.
  • Generating over $100,000 from sales of 10 water purifiers for franchise entrepreneurs.
  • Creating jobs for a total of 150 women and 50 men in sales, production and technician roles.
  • Saving $110 in fuel costs (charcoal and wood) per family per month.



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Davis & Shirtliff Uganda offers technical support in customising the SolarPure Ultra-filtration (UF) water purification system.

Finding XY offers training to franchise candidates on business skills such as budgeting, financials and marketing to prepare them to launch a franchise.

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