Waterlife India Pvt. Ltd.




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Region of operation

Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Puducherry

Headquarters address

Plot No.650, House No. 37-18/91,Defense Colony, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Telengana Country: India Zip: 500094

Target problem

Lack of access to safe and clean drinking water specially in the underserved and challenging areas.

Key product / Service

Water Filters, Sewage Treatment Plant

Team size


Number of beneficiaries


Awards and recognition

  • Sankalp Growth Award 2011
  • Wold Bank Group award 2013
  • Won the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation Award 2012

Funding and Operating Model

Funding round

Series A

Total funding raised

$ 3300000

Business details

Waterlife has a public-private-partnership model which was unique at the time of inception: persuading state governments to let them maintain the water purification plants the states were setting up while they charged a user fee from customers for doing so. Claims have been made that the company is growing at nearly 300 per cent per year. Waterlife was also one of 15 companies from 10 countries which won the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation Award in June this year. Waterlife also generates considerable indirect employment. The challenge in such model of inclusive growth is to increase the size of a rural consumer's wallet with higher earnings or by reducing costs and not just getting a share of the wallet.

Partners and key clients

Waterlife partners with local organizations who have this expertise, such as SEUF in Kerala and Pudecherry and SAFE in West Bengal, ensuring that community outreach and education are handled with knowledge of, and sensitivity to local norms.



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