BushProof is an award-winning social-enterprise that has dramatically lowered the cost of constructing drinking water infrastructure in Madagascar, by introducing innovative drilling technologies and the local manufacture of hand pumps.
Founded in 2004 by WatSan expert Eric Fewster and Startle founder Adriaan Mol, BushProof has impacted the lives of roughly 1.5 million individual people through a variety of products andservices. Each of these products has a different useful life. For instance, a village borehole with hand pump may last 8 years, whereas a simple family handwashing device might wear out in just 12 months.
Recalculated to a single person served for one year with a safe water or sanitation intervention, our accomplishment can also be expressed as 4.4 million people impacted.
Awards & Recognition
BushProof is a winner of the 2005 global World Bank Development Marketplace competition for it’s innovative and ultra-low cost well jetting technology – the potential of which it demonstrated by constructing 150 new wells equipped with hand pumps in three months.
In 2009 BushProof won attendance to the Global Social Benefit Institute at Santa Clara University in California which equips social entrepreneurs through structured curriculum and in-depth mentorship by renowned Silicon Valley executives.