Kameswaram serves for us as a living lab and a sandbox within which we experiment and co-create innovations to address local challenges. Moreover, it is clear to us that our innovations can serve similar challenges all over India. So we invite you to take a look at our grass-roots, frugal, base of the income pyramid (BoP) innovations, which are design and/or social innovations, to address problems in safe sanitation and waste management:
- Frugal means – that they are not a complex product.
- Grassroots means that they are co-created with the local, i.e. Kameswaram community.
- BoP – means they can be applied in the context of deep poverty.
- Social means that they are meant to trigger behavioural change or create social value or shared value (e.g. better environment for all).