Ecotoilet

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Ecotoilet

london, United KingdomDouala/yaounde, Cameroon
Year Founded:
2012
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Ecotoilet is an innovative toilet mall "pay u as go" concept usage implement around petrol station ,to optimise the value of sanitation. Ecotoilet aims to protect the environment and improve public health by offering sustainable transformation of urban sanitation. Intervention starts in Cameroon.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

what if your social project can help save millions of lives and also impact on the enviroment ,health,social but also economy?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

According to UNICEF report (2012) an estimated 2.6 billion people, 41% of the global population do not have access to improved sanitation. This includes 1 billion with no toilet facilities. Therefore they are engaging in hazardous and demeaning practice of open defecation. 1.8 million people die each year from diarrhoea, 80% include children under the age of 5. Bad sanitation is also the biggest factor of the death of million in Africa

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Ecotoilet aims to protect the environment and improve public health.his implimentation will optimise the value of sanitation and provide sound stream revenue to the workers and subside part of it in the sanitation aspect. helping on the journey to eradicate diseases like malaria ,typhoid,cholera biggestkiller in the country. The Ecotoilet implementation around cities will not only be affordable but also help ease the million of Cameroonian so they can get back to their daily activities.The idea is unique as it provides sound stream revenue to the workers and the company to auto finance their activities without having to depend on charities and personal donations.We have made a 2 month trial and had perfect result,we need startup investment
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

13 years ago the UN adopted the MDG. The summit aims to take stock of progress on eight UN Millennium Development Goals, and redouble efforts to meet them by 2015. with two more year to go it is a moment of trufth for whole international community. The truth is that poverty has fallen, but progress has been uneven, and most of the goals are off-target to meet the deadline.the reality for us is that charity model really help Africa but infact only touches the surface of the real problem. we alway believe Africa have all the resources in need to build their own destiny,we needed to create a social enterprise business model to eradicate sanitation issue but also provide revenue , create job so it can really and trully engage the communities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Health impact: Reduce sanitation diseases related like chronic diarrhea, Intestinal worms, cholera.Increased life expectancy with reduced morbidity and child mortality .Adequate Toilets and Hand-Washing facilities help to avoid transmission of pathogens Economy impact -Poverty reduction through vulnerability to disease and allowing low-income people to make better use of their resources -Saving health cost -Reduce sick leave -Create Jobs Social impact -Privacy -Dignity , convenience and safety for individuals in 2014 For a pilot year, we will spread 50 Ecotoilet around 50 strategic places in the city. This will employ 53 people and also serve approximately 10,000 thousand people per day How to measure the efficiency of the Ecotoilet? - Number of people using the mobile hygienic toilet .( Report established by the cleaner) -Number of Cholera cases and other disease
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

As the overall concept provide a sound stream revenue to workers and also to invest more into the company as a sustainable plan strategie we will partner with local organisation with enviromental and sanitation csr this will be an opportunuity for them to engage and to contribute to social development and better environment. Make the difference among other businesses -Generate positive publicity and media opportunities due to media interest

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

when looking for solution We were looking for a solution that could; be economically viable (generating money and employing people) -Socially acceptable and accessible to everyone -Technically and institutionally appropriate -Protect the environment and natural resource the goverment is trying to adress the same problem by providing in bluid toilet but only 5 of them are available only in the main city Douala leaving them not well maintain as they were bluid ages ago,location not safe and attractive for customer ,victim of corruption the goverment decide to ignore those problem.
Team

Founding Story

residing in London for almost 7 year it is only in begining of 2012 during a football game in wembley that i came across what is well known here as"porta loo" decide to go in as i was looking for a toilet ,inside the AHA! came i realise how this could be for a good usage back then when i was perfoming open defecation and open urinal. so realise how this could for a good practise usage for my African people with all the great positive impact this can bring to the community in cameroun and beyond.enjoying the idea of making money while still helping i decide to set up a social enterprise call "Ecotransparency" investing into strategie to solve sanitation crisis in AFRica. ecotoilet is the flagship project of the organisation program.