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Support women's water, sanitation & hygiene innovations



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Our goal
We empower female entrepreneurs addressing critical water, sanitation and hygiene innovations.
The Challenge

Women know how to resolve water, sanitation, or hygiene issues but lack access to necessary capital.

Every day, on average, 780 million people are currently utilizing water from an unsafe drinking source and 2.5 billion people lack access to decent sanitation. That's 1 in 3 people across the entire globe. Women typically invest 90% of their earnings back into their families and communities, compared to 30 to 40% for men - yet female entrepreneurs in low-to-middle income countries lack access to enough capital and mentorship to turn their life-saving ideas into a reality. 

Our Solution

RISE by Sundara rewards innovative and sustainable female entrepreneurs across the globe.

RISE (Rewarding Innovative and Sustainable Entrepreneurs) elevates women with critical seed funding for the next generation of change-makers. These qualified fellows receive mentorship on everything from producing business plans, budget timelines, and how to improve their online marketing. We connect our fellows to various consultants within our global professional network, providing targeted mentorship and further ensuring the success of their innovation.

Your Impact

Your generosity brings a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to female change-makers across the globe.

RISE has over 300 applicants from 47 countries - ranging from mosquito repellent soap in Uganda, moringa seed filters in Kenya and solar powered water kiosks in Cameroon. With your gift you can create jobs and break the cycle of poverty. You can unlock the potential of a woman, knowing that she will go on to change her world. Your gift is 100% tax deductible. Thank you for being a part of this critical work, providing women with a hand up, not a hand out. 

$15,000 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 80%-Seed grants for fellows

  • 9%-Consulting fees

  • 7%-Videography

  • 3%-Photography

  • 1%-Banking fees and wire transfer

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Christi

  • Deborah

  • Jennifer

  • Sarah

  • Latha

  • Amy

  • Marisa

  • Martha


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