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Table 3 Social business format checklist from social enterprise for the water sectors

From: Business format in social entrepreneurships for Bangladesh’s water sector

Component Sub-component Variable
Core strategy Business Mission Opportunity driven, necessity driven
Market scope A network of rural co-operatives, fulfillment of villager needs, market for lower income people.
Basis for differentiation No distribution costs, capacity-building, consultancy, water-filtering facility, training facilities, water and sanitation loan.
Strategic resources Core competencies Low-cost solar energy, provision of electrification and some water purification, commercial viability, environmental friendliness.
Strategic assets Pool community resources to establish and improve village infrastructure, water and sanitation, use local materials, controlled pore size, the eco-filter allows water to pass, water credit program targets households with a lower income.
Core processes Quality control, designing and installing low-cost community sewage and water treatment systems, providing potable water in homes and water for irrigation, treatment systems, pouring water for purification, rainwater harvesting structures (process innovation).
Customer Interface Organization structure Hybrid non-profit, leveraged not-for-profit.
Relationship dynamics Every adult is a member with direct relationship.
Pricing structures Lower price.
Value network Suppliers Employees of the company, governmental organizations.
Partners Public-private partnerships. Fixed-cost underwriting by micro-finance institutions.
Coalitions Private business, micro-finance institutions.