EarthEnable Floors

EarthEnable

EarthEnable is a floor made from locally found earth that is compressed and stabilised with a layer of oil.

Product description Brand name and product description

EarthEnable is a floor made from locally found earth that is compressed and stabilised with a layer of oil. The floors are being designed as a healthier alternative to dirt floors and yet to be a more affordable solution than concrete. The floor is on the market but further product development is ongoing to improve the chemistry and provide more offerings such as tile and alternate colours.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Rwanda, Uganda, Africa

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

EarthEnable Floors cost about $4 USD per square meter. A typical home is 20 square meters, costing $80 USD. They are exploring financing as an option so that customers only need to pay a few dollars each month. They are also working on launching a product for customers to self-install, which would reduce cost even further.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Dirt floors and concrete floors.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Aims to improve the health and well-being of households.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Trained and untrained individuals, households.

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