TapEffect | Piped water infrastructure in rural Cambodia

TapEffect | Piped water infrastructure in rural Cambodia


Piped water systems



Project type

Pioneer Facility beneficiary
Total loan: USD 220k

TapEffect Co. is a water utility that builds and operates distributed piped water systems in Cambodia.

TapEffect is increasing access to affordable clean and drinkable tap water for households in under-served towns and rural areas of Cambodia. TapEffect ensures that piped water networks are designed, built and operated sustainably, and is committed to implementing best practice in bringing safe water to their communities.

785 million people in the world still lack basic drinking water services and water stress affects more than 2 billion people, with this figure projected to increase. Hence, ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, as defined by SDG6, requires investing in adequate infrastructure.

The Pioneer Facility loan of USD 220,000 is to assist TapEffect in constructing and operating a new piped water station and pipeline in Banteay Meanchey province in rural Cambodia. This loan will support the project’s capex and working capital needs linked to milestones and other financial resources including DFAT’s Investment in Infrastructure Fund and World Hope Social Ventures.

With this project, TapEffect is set to connect the communities of two communes (Kouk Ballangk and Sambour) bringing piped water to an area of 14,000 people including 10 schools and 2 rural health centers and creating 4 full-time jobs on site.

By demonstrating the efficiency of their activities and the impact generated for communities, that project will allow TapEffect to achieve follow-on funding for scaling up their innovative business model and connecting more households to piped water.

The Nexus Pioneer Facility loan has been instrumental in bridging capital requirements for TapEffect to bring piped water to an area of 14,000 people including 10 schools and 2 rural health centers. This is important for the business as we scale our solution for access to clean tap water across Cambodia.

Nick Boerema, TapEffect CEO

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