Folia Water

Folia Filters: the world’s first water filter for pennies, not dollars, the next $1B staple providing safe germ-free water throughout the world.

Folia Water’s patent-pending process uses standard paper machinery as the world’s largest nanofactories to make antimicrobial Folia Filters for only 3 cents each. Each is packaged like a coffee funnel and is a week of safe, germ-free drinking water for only 50 cents, priced to be affordable for low income families earning $2-10/day. Folia is creating a new $1B+ category of consumer goods water filters, to be sold through distributors in retail stores throughout developing countries as a mass-market staple at a 75-95% savings to bottled water. Following paid product-testing field trials in 30+ countries, we’re starting retail pilot trials in Mexico and Indonesia measuring consumer behavior change and repurchase via consumer marketing and retail channels.

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Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.


Kopernik connects simple technology with last mile communities to reduce poverty. Since 2010, we have reached more than 190,000 people in 19 countries with solar lights, water filters, clean cookstoves and other life-changing innovations. These technologies are saving people time and money, improving health and safety, easing pressure on the environment, and opening up new economic opportunities in remote communities. Kopernik sources the best technology designed for the developing world and distributes it by partnering with local organisations and micro-entrepreneurs. We are pioneering a micro-social-franchising approach to technology distribution in Indonesia through our Tech Kiosk and Tech Agent networks. We balance a philanthropic and business approach, by mobilising donor funds to cover the upfront cost of sending technology to the last mile. When technologies are sold, the revenue is reinvested in sending more technology. Kopernik also offers professional advisory services to corporations, foundations, government and mutilateral organisations through our consulting arm, Last Mile Consulting,

On-going/Past projects

Folia Filters Consumer Market Trials

By Folia Water

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Mexico consumer market trials to localize past efforts by running marketing research and initial retail sales to establish a retail playbook/recipe for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distributors.

Water and Sanitation and Hygiene