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MDrop or MadiDrop is a water disinfection tablet.

Product description Brand name and product description

The M-Drop is a porous ceramic tablet embedded with silver and/or copper nitrate. It is placed in a household drinking water storage container for water disinfection.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Non-governmental organizations, Universities, Faith-Based Organizations and Private Parties including Agua y VidaWine to WaterUltimate Mission, & St Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Household water treatment methods and products available in local markets including: BoilingFlocculant/disinfectant powderChlorineCeramic FiltersSolar DisinfectionSand Filtration.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

People without access to safe drinking water.

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