Tunsai (Rabbit) Ceramic Water Purifier

Hydrologic

Product description Brand name and product description

Tunsai Ceramic Water Purifier are silver enhanced ceramic ‘pot’ water filters for household drinking water treatment manufactured in Cambodia based on the open source technology promoted by Potters for Peace.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Cambodia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Distribution is through NGO channels and through a network of retailers.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Two models are produced by Hydrologic, the ‘Tunsai’ (rabbit) which retails for about US$13.50 and the ‘Super Tunsai’ which retails for US$23.50. US$1 = 4,000 Cambodian riel (March 2011). For village sales, VisionFund loans for water filters are charged at 2.8% per month for 6 months, and the VisionFund agent visits each month to collect payments.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Household water treatment methods and products available in local market, including Resource Development International – Cambodia (RDIC) and Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB Australia) – RDIC Ceramic Water Filter

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Targeted at Cambodian households without access to potable water, earning between US$1-$5 per person per day.

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