With almost 20 new investors backing the MINCH venture we are now pushing ahead with building a small-scale manufacturing capacity.

Workshop filling up with our first batch of filters

We’ve rented a larger workshop space and have built a small but capable team of fabricators and assemblers.  We’re looking in good shape to hit our first 100 filters delivery target of 12 Nov, and quickly move to a 200 units / month capability.

Encouraged by the Inclusive Business Accelerator we have built a very inclusive team that have all the skills and capabilities we need. Currently 60% of the assembly team are profoundly hearing impaired.   We’re all learning new bits of sign-language!

The filter cartridge components are being fabricated by women from Addis Guzo, a charity based in Addis Ababa that encourages entrepreneurship and physical activity and mobility amongst physically disabled in the city.

Women’s team assemble filter cartridges
Deaf team assembling MINCH filters

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  • Dear Desert Rose team,

    As Aqua for All we are involved in an approach where Water Utilities sell waterfilters. Aqua for All has a role as facilitator, and suppliers have been until now, Gemshat (Sawyer filter) and Tulip Addis (Tulip Table Top). Partners are utilities of Finote Selam, Debre Markos, Injibara – all in Amhara Region. I would like to know whether you have an interest to present your product as well, and what is the status of your production. We would like to purchase one MINCH filter, since Aqua for All wants to offer Utilities different options for their customers. My contact details: Hester Foppen, Aqua for All, Netherlands h.foppen@aquaforall.org. We have a representative in Ethiopia.


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