Miller Center Fellowship

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Research Report

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The authors of this report conducted a community needs assessment in several communities of northern Nicaragua in order to develop a business model for a potential water social enterprise in the area. The purpose of this report is to provide a toolkit to replicate this project in other areas with similar needs. It acts as a guide, laying out the necessary steps to gather, analyze, and use data in creating a viable social enterprise model. The report refers to our own project, “AguaNic: Proposal to ASDENIC for Launching a Drinking Water Social Enterprise,” with examples of the work we did along the way and sample documents when relevant. This should allow future research teams to learn from our experiences when conducting similar projects.



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