Manna is a social enterprise committed to the eradication of poverty through the implementation of sustainable, environmentally sound technologies for clean energy, clean water and self-sustainable economies that foster health, education, and gender equality.
Manna’s unique expertise leverages the availability of existing economic structures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enabling the distribution of technologies to help reduce poverty. We deliver functional expertise developed by pioneering carbon reduction efforts with humanitarian goals.
Manna has developed the first United Nations Clean Development Mechanism project for drinking water treatment in developing countries, and has successfully developed and registered the first Gold Standard carbon credit water treatment program, one of the largest privately financed water treatment programs in history.
Models for Economic and Social Development
With Manna Energy’s model, economic sustainability and expansion are generated by the continued use of installed projects. There is a direct incentive to ensure project success to fund further development and to provide investment incentive. Funding and public health goals are not disconnected.
Manna is demonstrating that revenue can be generated with returns on investment while ensuring proper operation and maintenance, local employment and capacity building for at least a decade.
Climate change is expected to impact people in developing countries in significant ways, including dramatically changing water and energy availability. Yet, the carbon markets have not yet been well utilized for humanitarian technologies in least developed countries. For example, the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, yet less than 2% of that benefits African nations.
Manna is reversing this trend. We are the first organization in the world to submit a United Nations carbon credit program for water treatment. Since 2007, families in rural Rwanda have had access to clean water from Manna installed and maintained community based water treatment systems.
These on-the-ground experiences have made Manna an effective consulting partner to large water technology companies deploying water solutions to millions of residents in rural Africa. We are also delivering expertise to organizations seeking to use our technology and know-how for community scale appropriate technology systems.Manna Energy offers consulting expertise to organizations seeking to combine the carbon finance markets with appropriate technology for humanitarian applications. Manna can provide carbon finance and appropriate technology development expertise, and can share project success risk with our clients.