Over one billion people do not have access to clean water.

Acumen has been investing in Water since 2003. We seek to spur innovation in water access and quality, improving drinking water and sanitation.

Water is a right

for everyone

Water investments span across our geographies from safe drinking water kiosks, to water delivery services, to affordable pay-per-use toilets in slums.


Million Lives Impacted

With dignity not dependence


Jobs created & supported

improving livelihoods and economies


Million invested

in breakthrough innovations



Providing choice not charity

Why Water?

Worldwide, more than 1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities, and hygiene. Water-related diseases cause millions of deaths each year. Access to sanitation is equally alarming with less than 50% of Kenya’s population has access to basic sanitation services. Furthermore, the resulting elevated exposure to waterborne diseases poses a major threat to public health. Diarrheal disease alone is a top cause of death in Kenyan children under age five. Acumen’s investments are making clean, safe drinking water available at affordable prices to low-income customers.