Nazava Water Filters was recently recognized as the winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Health category for its innovative solution to lack of clean water accessibility in Indonesia. In this interview with co-founder Lieselotte Heederik, we learn more about Nazava’s success in combating the issues associated with limited access to clean water.

Heederik talks about how Nazava’s filters are not only addressing the obvious health risks associated with unpurified water, but also making clean water more affordable, as well as reducing the toxic emissions from boiling water. The conversation covers Nazava’s logistical methods for measuring impact, her goals for the scaling and success of the company, and challenges Nazava has faced in its journey. Heederik also speaks about her personal experience as an entrepreneur, including lessons she has learned and advice she has for aspiring entrepreneurs.