Arrebol Peru announces funding from Aqua For All, and new MFI partnership with Mibanco

17th November, 2020

Arrebol Peru, founded in 2016 in Lima-Perú and member of the Toilet Board Coalition’s Accelerator Programme, is a small sanitation company operating in human settlements that lack water and sewer system in Lima.

During the Accelerator Programme, with support from Kimberly-Clark and TBC, Arrebol Peru streamlined their business model focusing on enabling a sustainable distribution channel. The company has piloted a community-supported network to sell and distribute dry toilets, providing dry sanitation as an alternative to unsanitary pit latrines. Over 30 toilets have already been installed, serving 150 people in the community. The network they are developing represents a business opportunity for women participants who get sale commissions for the toilets they sell, having an impact not only on their quality of life but also on their livelihood.

In order to scale their reach, the company has just been granted 25,000 Euros from Aqua for All to boost its women Champion network, and is starting a Micro-Finance Institution (MFI) partnership  with Mibanco, to bring loan alternatives to the communities, in order to help them finance the acquisition of their dry toilets. 

This new partnership will allow Arrebol Peru to scale, by expanding their distribution network to the whole district, generating brand recognition and increasing dry toilets awareness among these communities.

“Kimberly-Clark helped us understand how a multidisciplinary team is key to take well planned entrepreneurial decisions, which led us to achieving important milestones”, said Daviel Villafranca, Co-Founder & CMO, Arrebol.

“Arrebol Peru’s work has been such an inspiration to me while working with them over the last year. Their commitment to employing women and delivering a smart sanitation solution to those in need in Peru aligns with Kimberly-Clark’s goal of addressing the global WASH crisis. I think Daniel and Blanca, and all of the Arrebol Peru’s team, will continue to find innovative and inspiring ways to reach their goals”, said Erin Gollhofer, Global CSR Communications Consultant at Kimberly Clark, and mentor to Arrebol Peru in the Accelerator Programme. 

“This new investment will enable Arrebol to grow their community network model and reach the next level in their growth trajectory, delivering critical impact in local communities while creating value”, says Venu Gupta, Director of Accelerator Programme at Toilet Board Coalition.

About Arrebol Peru
Arrebol Peru is an early stage waste management company based in Peru that has product offerings including dry toilets for rural and urban households as well as fertiliser. 
Websitehttp://arrebolperu.com

 

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people's most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what's important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the company's 148-year history of innovation, visit Kimberly-Clark.com

About Aqua for All
Aqua for All is a not-for-profit organisation operating in Africa and Asia. For almost two decades, we have worked towards catalysing an innovative, sustainable, and inclusive water and sanitation economy worldwide. 
We believe that innovation, scalable solutions, and public and private capital are needed to bridge the service and financial gap to achieving SDG 6 – Water and sanitation for all.
We use grants to accelerate providing access to water and sanitation to low-income households and institutions. We do this by supporting innovations and scaling up enterprises until they are ready for investments without distorting the market. In addition, we use our funds to mobilise private and public capital to increase investments in water and sanitation. 
We are Making Water Count!
For more information, please visit: aquaforall.org

About Mibanco
Mibanco was founded in 1998 as the first Peruvian bank to specialize in micro-finance. The bank offers products and services oriented to the micro and small enterprises, and has created Crediagua (Watercredit), a program that seeks to improve the quality of life of low-income families through loans for sanitary improvements.
Website : https://www.mibanco.com.pe/

About Toilet Board Coalition
Founded in 2014, the TBC is a unique business-led partnership with the ambition to address the global sanitation crisis by accelerating the Sanitation Economy. The TBC is enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors with the common goal to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6), universal access to sanitation. The TBC runs the Toilet Accelerator, the world’s 1st accelerator programme dedicated to sanitation entrepreneurs in low-income markets. The members of the Toilet Board Coalition believe that accelerating the Sanitation Economy will deliver significant impact to business and society.
Website : http://www.toiletboard.org