Transparency is key for us! We want to be a role model for social business design and how business can be driven with purpose.
60% of the shares are held from Viva con Agua Foundation, whereas 40% of the shares are held by 23 private people, friends, investors - we called it Family Business.
Every cent investments needed to buy, renovate and transform Villa Viva in Cape Town was put on the table from our social investors. Viva con Agua itself did not use any cent from donations or from anywhere else (OF COURSE) - since Viva con Agua was getting the shares for free.
Therefore we are thankful to our investors for being socially motivated and not only looking to maximize their profits. They were ready to give away the majority (60%) of the shares to Viva con Agua - even though the invested all own capital needed in the project. Thank you for that!
If you are interested in other details of the business model - pls get in touch with us. We are happy to answer all your questions and we want to be fully transparent.