Nazava Water Filters

Sub-Saharan Africa
East Asia and Pacific
South Asia
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Nazava Water Filters empowers households to purify their own water. This improves their health, saves them time and money, and helps protect the environment. The filters empower lower-income households to purify their water and make it safe to drink. This saves them money, improves their health, and reduces CO2 emissions.

Inclusive Business Model

Navaza is a for-profit social enterprise. They sell B2C through their online store and B2B2C by working with microfinance institutions, last-mile distributors, and other organisations that target lower-income households. The revenue generated by the sale of carbon credits are used to reach the most remote communities.

In Kenya and Indonesia, Navaza works with microfinance institutes. Instead of credits, customers get a water filter and pay in installments. This is how we ensure affordability.

In India, Mali, and Burkina Faso Navaza works with distributors that purchase our products and re-sell them. We also have global partners like UNICEF who purchase directly through us.


In Indonesia, no one has safe drinking water from the tap. About 270 million people, depend on well or river water – sources they cannot control. Navaza empowers households to purify their water at the point of use. This saves them money and improves their health.

Navaza primarily focus on women because, globally, they face the burden of providing safe drinking water to their families. Women spend a lot of time looking for fuel wood to boil water. With water filters, they can use this time for productive activities or relaxing.

Without water filters, people boil their water using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or wood. This causes CO2 emissions. In addition, water filters reduce the use of single-use plastic because people buy less water bottles.