I share with you a short introduction about Pharmagen Health Limited a project supported by Acumen Fund which believes in investing in entrepreneurs who are working to help the poor; they believe that social enterprises which offer people the dignity of choice are the solution to poverty vs the needless impact of handing out charity . These in turn provide critical goods and services to the poor in a completely sustainable manner. The short introduction of Acumen
Pharmagen Health a community water systems company which has set up water purification plants across dense low-income communities around Lahore. It provides safe, clean drinking water to low-income communities through a Reverse Osmosis and UV filtration process. Pharmagen currently has five water filtration plants; two RO plants with capacities of 3,000 liters per hour (LPH) and 10,000 LPH respectively; and three ultra-violet (UV) treatment plants.
Water is sold primarily through an open water format where customers walk into the water shop with their own containers. This water distribution model targets dense communities within a 2-3 km radius around the water plant in the peri-urban areas of Lahore. Water is sold at PKR1.5 per liter, which is the lowest priced RO water in the local market. Now with the Acumen investment, PHL will now scale up operations to 32 additional water outlets in Lahore.