OUR STORY

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Community Pure Water began in 2009 to create a sustainable solution to the ongoing water crisis in rural India. Investigating the scope of the need, we found that as many as two-thirds of water purification systems supplied to rural Indian villages were non-operational within two years of installation. Recognizing that the greatest obstacles to permanent relief is ongoing support and maintenance for filtration systems, our Install > Operate > Maintain model brings urgent and permanent relief from the hazards of contaminated water consumption.

We work with villages and establish long-term relationships to install, operate, and maintain reverse-osmosis filtration centers that can provide safe water whenever it is needed for as long as it is needed. Our innovative model ensures maximum impact for minimal investment, so centers are self-sustaining and reliable, year after year.

Our oldest center has been operational for over a decade and counting. We are now serving over 625,000 people across four states in India.

Community Pure Water Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public foundation.

 

 

Since our first water center in 2010, we have installed 230 water purification centers that are locally operated and maintained. We are more than halfway to our goal of reaching 1,000,000 people.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Founder-Chairman, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

 

Professor Emeritus, Brown University, Providence, USA

 

Founder Bharat Financial Inclusion; Founder VAYA NJ, USA
Managing Partner, RK Reddy & Associates; Secretary, Rural Economic and Education Development Society (REEDS)

 

Vice Chairman, Vistaar Technologies; Former CFO of i2 Technologies

TEAM

Ravi Reddy

Founder
Ravi.reddy@communitypurewater.org

Community Pure Water’s founder Ravi Reddy has over three decades of proven achievement as an entrepreneur and investor. In addition to co-founding Think Systems, a highly successful enterprise application software company acquired by i2 Technologies, he has been successful across several asset classes through his private investment holding company Think Capital. Headquartered in the New York metro area, Think promotes seed stage companies in biotech and enterprise software technology, manufacturing, utility-scale gas and solar power projects, and clean technology companies. Think also invests in clean energy and water technologies through its affiliates Think Energy Partners and Think Water Partners.

Ravi has also served as a mentor to young entrepreneurs primarily in social venture companies that focus on improving the lives of underprivileged rural poor. He is a founding donor and investor in SKS Microfinance, one of the largest public non-banking companies in the industry providing financial services to the poor.

Ravi founded Community Pure Water with a mission to provide purified safe and clean drinking water to rural communities. Today, this social venture operates water filtration plants in over 230 villages providing clean and safe water to a population of 625,000 and 100,000 underprivileged children with the goal of serving one million people by 2022.

Among several board positions, Ravi was a trustee of American India Foundation, one of the largest India-focused charitable organizations where he was also an early supporter and member of the board. He also served on the board of LVP Eye Hospitals & Research Institute, a prestigious globally recognized health care institution.

 

Bokka Reddy

Co-Founder and Director

bokka.reddy@communitypurewater.org

Bokka brings his extensive experience in running and maintaining manufacturing operations, process optimization, and cost optimization to his work with his brother Ravi on Community Pure Water. Bokka’s expertise and hands-on, practical approach has been pivotal in establishing the end-to-end business operations of Community Pure Water and ensuring the highest service levels in all areas of operation, including engineering and maintenance processes, technological assessments and upgrades, and customer service.

Since 2009, he has led team efforts in hundreds of installations of reverse-osmosis (RO) plants in rural areas of India with a focus on always providing the optimal products and best services to the people in the villages.

Bokka has a B.Sci in chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, a master’s in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s in public administration from the University of California, Long Beach. He served in the United States Army for four years on active duty and over 20 years on reserve duty, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He has extensive logistics and management expertise developed over 25 years serving the Department of Defense where he was responsible for ship procurement, ship repair and maintenance, the supply and purchase of components and systems for aviation, as well as the procurement and administration of global positioning systems.

In these roles he led major improvements in cost and process optimizations. Among his accomplishments, he led successful team efforts in the early delivery of fast frigate guided missile ships resulting in savings of millions of dollars to the government. After retiring from the Department of Defense, he provided consulting services to manufacturing companies, including advising a bottle decorating company in the successful establishment of manufacturing operations in multiple locations in the United States.

Sumeet Rawla

Chief Philanthropy Officer

sumeet.rawla@communitypurewater.org

Sumeet Rawla has a breadth of experience with Global 2000 multi-nationals, technology startups and not-for-profit ventures. During her two decades at Tata Consultancy Services in USA and India, she led new business development for a portfolio of high-value business-critical systems and services. As Vice President, Strategic Alliances with the global humanitarian aid supply chain organization Aidmatrix/TechBridge, she developed alliances with World Food Program and USAID and created a donor network of leading technology providers contributing to Aidmatrix’s operating environment. Sumeet has also served on the board of SKS Foundation and on various committees at the Women’s Fund of New Jersey.

Vijay Chitnis

Senior Advisor
Vijay Chitnis lived in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and was forced to flee and eventually settle in Canada. He carried this experience which motivated him to pursue an Ivy League education. Post college, he spent seven years in the state of Assam, India living in a semi-rural community with limited water and electricity. This helped him understand the struggles and complexities of India.

His fundraising experience at Brown University included the cultivation of 10 multi-million-dollar gifts. He represented Brown at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As Director of International Initiatives in Brown’s Education Department, he created two international partnerships focusing on education management and pedagogy with Indian high schools securing $3.4 million dollars funding for this project.

Lakshmi Konamaneni

Chief Operating Officer

Lakshmi.K@communitypurewater.org

Lakshmi has a master’s degree in commerce from Nagarjuna University, Hyderabad, India. As manager of the operations and credit department of ING Vysya Bank, she streamlined approval processes and improved customer satisfaction. As a consultant for a large food and confectionary chain in India, she guided the company officials in the successful sale of the company. She joined Community Pure Water to help deliver safe drinking water to residents of rural areas so that more residents will benefit from the consumption of safe drinking water.

J.P. Rao

General Manager, India

JP.RAO@communitypurewater.org

Jupally Purushotham is a passionate, multi-disciplinary senior professional with over two decades of experience working at the grassroots level in social development across India. He has a master’s degree in Sociology from Osmania University. 

He has worked extensively with rural, tribal and urban populations and improved our operations in rural villages through innovative initiatives, advocacy and rapport with district and state-level governments.

Prior to joining Community Pure Water, JP served as regional manager of operations for the MV Foundation and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, large charitable organizations providing education and health care in rural areas of India. He created the strategy for various innovative models and executed programs in child development with a focus on reducing child labor and educating children at bridge schools at major constructions sites.

As General Manager, JP leads a team of professionals to support the installation and operations of our water filtration centers.

Ramesh Mangalaparthi

Operations Manager, India

Ramesh Mangalaparthi takes care of program development and community satisfaction for Community Pure Water. Using his post-graduate degree in social work from Osmania University and over 20 years of experience in Social Development, Public Health, and WASH, he has created and validated replicable models in project management that have contributed immensely to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

With a proven record in optimizing skills, knowledge and qualitative services, he has guided workforces with hands-on support, pioneering social development programs at regional and national levels and piloting the implementation of high-level programs. Ramesh was instrumental in developing social research tools, health research programs and evaluations for national programs that have helped improve policy-level decision making. In his capacity as Operations Manager, he has improved the engagement of community-level stakeholders and departments in delivering government programs effectively and bringing smiles to the community members we work with.

OFFICE

USA

15 Bleeker St
Suite #202
Millburn, NJ 07041

USA

India

1-3-29/3, Nandanavanam Colony,
Street 4/3
Habsiguda, Hyderabad, 500007
Telengana, India

Contact : +91 40 2720 6555( 9AM to 6PM IST)
Mobile  : +91 9502133322, +91 9963994376

 

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