Digital Safe Water Enterprise Entrepreneur Toolkit


The iSWEET Toolkit is a suite of practical tools developed for public and private professionals to operate and sustain safe water enterprises through social entrepreneurship. The toolkit consists of 10 modules, 30 tools and 60 sub-tools. The toolkit is a repository of  lessons drawn from a decade of practice with social entrepreneurs. The Safe Water Enterprises are locally owned water treatment plants that provide safe and affordable drinking water.  SWEs contribute to SDG 6.1, improve public health and generate livelihoods.


The information has been presented in 10 modules. Every module covers a range of topics and associated tools. The tools cover processes both before and after the establishment of the safe water enterprise. The toolkit can be used by all stakeholders involved in the institution of small water enterprises. The content of the tools have been validated by leading safe water implementers in India.

Screening Module

Exploring feasibility of Small Business Enterprises

Setting up an SWE

Guides how to set up a Safe Water Enterprise

Water Quality Monitoring

Imparting knowledge about water quality and it monitoring

Community Mobilization

Towards creating community awareness on WASH

Financial Management

Financial planning, bookkeeping and accounting of SWEs

Monitoring & Evaluation

Performance monitoring of the SWEs