A great presentation by Anjali Sarker of Toilet Plus on their strategy and reasoning for introducing toilets that work based on financial technical sustainable and social criteria. Toilet Plus is in the early phase of it plan.
” DEFECATION! DISEASE! DEATH! In Bangladesh, each year 69000 children die from diarrhea largely because of unhygienic sanitation. 68% of the villagers use unhygienic pit latrines or defecate openly. Though both govt and NGOs are trying to solve this problem, their efforts largely fail because poor villagers- 1)simply lack motivation to change their sanitation behavior or 2)can’t afford the shift to safe sanitation.
TOILET+ /Toilet Plus introduced as A HYGIENIC AND AFFORDABLE SANITATION SOLUTION. It’s a urine diverting dry toilet and is structurally similar to Ecosan. It can recycle 100% waste to produce organic fertilizer and is flood resistant. Toilet+ ($110 value) is made affordable to the villagers through microcredit from partner MFI.
Toilet+ OFFER COLLECTIVE PROFIT & RESPONSIBILITY. Households form cooperatives,apply for microcredit, and become collectively responsible to repay the total monthly installments to MFI. Member households get toilets from Toilet+ and Toilet+ get paid by MFI. Members sell waste (human and other bio-waste) to Toilet+ and Toilet+ convert waste into organic fertilizer for selling to agro firms. By selling waste, a cooperative gets $70 a month (75% of the collective installments) and each household pays only $1.3 out of pocket to repay the collective monthly installments. Members create strong peer pressure on one another to use toilet so that they can repay collective loan easily.
THE MODEL TURNS TO A SELF-SCALABLE AND SELF-SUSTAINABLE SANITATION CHAIN. Cooperatives will continue to earn revenue from sale of waste after repaying the microcredit in 2.25 years. Understanding the high profitability of financing toilets, enthusiastic cooperative members will start lending non-users to purchase Toilet+ just like MFIs. Users will use peer pressure to make other non-users purchase and use Toilet+ with cooperative financing. Thus cooperative will grow and members will earn more revenue from sale of waste from their financed toilets.
Toilet+ IGNITES THE SPARK, COMMUNITY MAKES IT A REVOLUTION. 1)The more a family uses Toilet+, the more it earns 2)Many Cooperatives will finance others’ toilets as a profitable business and thus expand the size of the cooperative. 3)Fewer fatal diseases, cleaner environment, and more income will improve the living standard of community permanently. “
source for quoted content Dell Social Innovation Challenge- Toilets (changed to third person)
Toilet Plus site:
- A Business Model That Will Blow Your Mind & 10 Ways You Can Improve Yours (fireflycoaching.com)
- Canadian-made toilet aims to lay waste to sanitation diseases (ctvnews.ca)
- Toilet Apartheid (counterpunch.org)
- Renewed research call for low-cost sanitation technologies in Bangladesh [deadline18 Feb 2013] (sanitationupdates.wordpress.com)
- UN deputy chief urges action on water rights (sfgate.com)
- ICDDRB – Update on WASH and hygiene practices (sanitationupdates.wordpress.com)
- April Rinne, Where Is Microfinance Most Powerfully Linked with Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Water and Sanitation to End Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change? (slideshare.net)
- Farmers in Nepal Use Urine to Boost Crop Yields (scientificamerican.com)
- UNICEF calls for 'safe' water investments Wed, 01Oct2014UNICEF chief of water, sanitation and hygiene programme Sanjay Wijesekera says trade investments must be harnessed in a manner that does not ...
- Government apologises to residents for recent water disruptions Wed, 01Oct2014The State, through the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), has ... residents who were affected by the recent water shortage problem in and ...
- Water Environment Research Foundation Honors Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District ... Wed, 01Oct2014On Tuesday September 30, The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) honored Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District ...
- Ball State team eyes tainted Mount Everest water Wed, 01Oct2014Nicholson says the region of Nepal near the world's tallest mountain peak lacks modern sanitation and water lines. Local residents collect their ...
- duarte anc water sanitation malema eff Wed, 01Oct2014Johannesburg – The water shortages in Gauteng showed how officials needed to improve their performance, said ANC deputy secretary-general ...
- Water Sanitation in Jerada City: Power Line Wed, 01Oct2014Water Sanitation in Jerada City: Power Line. Funded by Agence Française de Développement - AFD. Location Morocco. Status. Medium Opportunity ...
- Conundrum Hot Springs tests low for E. coli levels but concerns remain Wed, 01Oct2014Users run the risk of possible high levels, according to Christie Duckett, lab supervisor at the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District. But for ...
- Articles on Water Supply and Sanitation in Peru, Including Wed, 01Oct2014Articles on Water Supply and Sanitation in Peru, Including by Hephaestus Books. Articles on Water Supply and Sanitation in Peru, Including.
- 30% Of Nigerians Depend On Sachet Water – Poll Wed, 01Oct2014When respondents were asked what they did to ensure water safety, the ... deaths having a huge population without improved water and sanitation.
- India, US to work on access to sanitation for all Wed, 01Oct2014... Barack Obama, in their bilateral talks held on Tuesday at the White House, agreed to work towards access to clean water and sanitation for all.
- HAITI: Clean water, improved sanitation, better health Wed, 01Oct2014This event will bring together the international community to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and raise commitments to provide water ...
- Ghana Health Service Receives Support From US Govt Wed, 01Oct2014The support is also to improve access to treated drinking water at the ... their objectives in improving the area of health, nutrition, water, and sanitation.
- USA Illegally Shuts Off Water to Own People while Illegally Spending 1 Trillion on Nuclear Bombs ... Tue, 30Sep2014The rights to water and sanitation require that they be available, accessible, safe, acceptable and affordable for all without discrimination. According to ...
- Sydney Mines man cycling for water Tue, 30Sep2014"About 500,000 children die (each year) from diarrhea because of poor water and sanitation, that's 1,400 a day," he said. "It is such an easy fix when ...
- Field Guide to Environmental Engineering for Development Workers Tue, 30Sep2014Download book Field Guide to Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water, Sanitation, and Indoor Air by James R. Mihelcic and ...
- Brazil: Water and Sanitation for Isolated Communities in the amazon Tue, 30Sep2014More than 35000 vulnerable people, including isolated indigenous and forest communities, will benefit from new and improved sustainable water and ...
- Water and Sanitation in the Media: Relegated to the Sidelines? Tue, 30Sep2014Water and sanitation issues take little portion of Africa's media. Evidently, the African media has chosen to focus, instead, on political and sports stories ...
- (WatSan) Delegate – Ebola outbreak in West Africa Tue, 30Sep2014Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Delegate – Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Tuesday, 30th September 2014 - 22:11. Organization: Canadian Red Cross.
- Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Delegate – Ebola outbreak in West Africa Tue, 30Sep2014Do you want to make a difference? Join the world's largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian ...
- African Inspired event in aid of Sanitation matters to girls Tue, 30Sep2014Sanitation should be at the centre of strategies to fight diseases such as Ebola. ... African Inspired event in aid of Sanitation matters to girls ... school for 500 children, and providing access to clean water via gravity fed water system, ...
- Liquid gold in Brattleboro Vermont !! Are you urine to know what it is :-) Get fertilized - learn about it ow.ly/C9iRN #ecosan 50 minutes ago
- World Bank - US$ 150 m loan for Brazil’s Acre state: Water & #Sanitation for Isolated Communities in amazon ow.ly/C8HFL 8 hours ago
- Certificate Course in Water and Sanitation wp.me/pCkIF-xs 8 hours ago
- distance learning Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene #WASH Management Starts: 1st Nov | ReliefWeb ow.ly/C8G1x 8 hours ago
- Deaths From Malaria, Diarrhea Expected To Soar In Ebola-Hit Countries ow.ly/C5R4W #globalhealth 1 day ago
Blogs I Follow
- WASH & Nutrition
- WASH Finance
- Keep Watch on Water and Sanitation!
- Ross Bailey's Blog
- A Page from Tom Paulson
- Source News Service Feedback's Blog
- Sustainable Sanitation in Emergency & Reconstruction
- Peter J Bury 4 IRC
- Medindo Água
- Insourced- Dr. Kate Tulenko
- The Political Economy of Water Project
- Knowledge streams
- Environmental Engineering Engenharia do Ambiente
- Global Health Dispatch