Myanmar

In 2019, 1001fontaines opened in Myanmar to accelerate the replication of its model in Southeast Asia’s poorest country.

Local Partner

Network Activities Group (NAG)

Local water brand

Daw Ahnya, “Our Dry Zone”

A WORD FROM
THE COUNTRY MANAGER

The situation in Myanmar today is the same as it was in Cambodia 15 years ago: only 3% of the population has a water supply system. The infant mortality rate is among the highest in Southeast Asia, and 29% children below five are stunted.
We decided to focus on the Dry Zone, in the center of the country, which stands among the poorest areas in natural resources. We relied on our local partner to facilitate the start. In the past two years, we have successfully deployed the pilot phase, and want now to extend our model on a regional scale, with the ambition to accelerate and replicate the Cambodian success story.

Amandine Chaussinand

Our impact today

2
Water Kiosks

3,200
beneficiaries

99%
beneficiaries satisfied with the water quality

2020
launch of the Water in School program, reaching 2,000 children

Our ambition

– 1 –

Set up 25 water kiosks serving 75,000 people, including 25,000 children

– 2 –

Create a regional platform to support our entrepreneurs (monitoring, coaching, maintenance)

– 3 –

Set up a local organization able to deploy our model at a large scale

In the past, people would die because of water, and that was just how it was. We did not know it was water that had killed them. Through my participation in the building of a 1001fontaines’ Water Kiosk, I want to do like my grandfather, when he planted a palm tree to bring sugar to his children and grandchildren: pass on to the next generations the chance of drinking safe water forever. Today, I am 60 and my life is done, but thanks to this water kiosk, my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will drink water that won’t make them sick.

U Soe Lwin Aye, Leik Kan village