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Isla Urbana

Creation date: 2009

Country: Mexico

Location: Ciudad de México

Sector of activity: Healthcare and social services activities

Social issue: Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities) · Environment and rural settings · Healthcare

Through Isla Urbana, the entrepreneur David Vargas is proposing through a solution to the urgent problem of water in urban and rural zones of Mexico. "We sell products and services to clients who want to live in a more sustainable way with water. We install systems and products for integrated water management that includes water collection, saving devices and purifiers." At the same time, Isla Urbana supports families with low incomes and lack of water by the installation of rainwater harvesting systems.

David points out that at the core of this enterprise lies a basic problem: "10 million Mexicans don't have access to water and the water harvesting systems are an economical, environmental and socially sustainable system to provide clean water."

Isla Urbana works on two fronts: first, to install filtration trains for drinking water in factories. "On the non-lucrative side we work with semi-urban areas in the city, with Huicholes, Otomies, many of these Mexicans without access to water are indigenous or in marginalized zones," points out David.

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