Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
The DuraSan toilets is a modular structure made out of precast concrete blocks. It is cost effective, easy to install, eliminates poor workmanship of mansions and provides a good platform for customers to get it through loans. The DurSan comes with substructures that solves problems of high water table, collapsible soils, rocky areas, termite prone areas.
The Emptying device is locally fabricated and affordable, capable of pumping viscous sludge, easy to operate, cleaner, goes deeper into the pit and minimizes spillage of sludge. The transportation devices aid the movement of sludge barrels in the narrow paths of
slums to a collection area for further transportation to disposal sites. DFSTS is used in areas lacking treatment plants
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
The project has benefited people in different categories ranging from fabricators, contractors, entrepreneurs to Research and development engineers. The project is contributing significantly to the public health of the area e.g the current pit entrepreneurs currently account for 6% of all sludge emptied in Kampala. The communities are now able to reuse their pits. Since October 2014, we have constructed 350 DuraSan toilets in communities which has improved access to desirable sanitation facilities. DuraSan is durable and encourages emptying and reuse. We have sold the rammers to Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and locally. In Kitgum, Mbarara, and recently Kamwenge people have formed pit emptying businesses. During Kampala Sanitation week March 2015, we extracted 250 barrels of 250L capacity using rammer from slums. Latrine production in Masaka is ongoing, assessing Soroti
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
All rural growth centers and towns in Uganda should access our products i.e. the DuraSan latrine (cleanable, emptyable, sealable, & durable), pit emptying business, and low cost treatment plants. To improve faecal sludge collection in Kampala by pit entrepreneurs to 30%. We plan to set up franchise in every region of Uganda where people can access our services. We expect over 200 people to be employed in this business, with the biggest fraction being entrepreneurs whose wages will come from the profit they make. Target is to have 20 outlets in Uganda by 2020, get partners in Kenya, S.Sudan