This is discussion about Sustainable Sanitation in Urban Slums: The path to permanently reducing sanitation-related disease.
This is one of my favorite projects. I know one of the team members at the Gates Foundation, helping push their sanitation programs, and the need for toilets worldwide is staggering. It's one of the first fundamentals of health improvement, and so many projects have failed.
The community focus, the profit to the operator, and the integration of the waste management are well thought out and there is plenty of ambition in this plan as well: fertilizer and biogas are both much needed, and if that can be made profitable, this becomes a fast-scaling opportunity.
Is DIG in Kenya? They might be very interesting in partnering for the fertilizer.
Congratulations on being selected a Finalist in the Making More Health competition. Sanitation is a huge problem, and your systems approach is novel and exciting. You have plans to test and assess outcomes, which is hugely important. In addition, you have great partnerships and a promising plan to reach financial independence. Congratulations on a well thought out plan.
-From the BI Judges Panel
This is a solution that is multi functional: eliminates disease, and deadly illnesses, elilminates waste, creates jobs, creates energy, increases crop yields, provides numerous teachable moments and improves communities. This is a solution that can be used in other countries as well.