2010  Finalist

Amandes

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Indonesia

Amandes was established with a mission to provide affordable safe drinking water for remote coastal people in Indonesia. Currently, around 1.8 million Indonesians live in those areas. They use rainwater and brackish water as their main source of drinking water because of unavailable freshwater sources. Amandes uses seawater distillation system fully powered by solar energy. It applies a business model that developed not only as an operational system but also as a financing and expansion strategy. This model optimizes mutual benefit and close interdependency between the investor and the local communities through a joint cooperation program. Amandes offers an attractive financial return as well as enhances social benefits such as reduction in healthcare and household costs, reduction in carbon emission and enhancement in local economic growth. Amandes business can also be replicated in other countries which have the same water issue for remote coastal communities.