Kouzin Dlo is a social enterprise that sells liquid disinfectant.
Kouzin Dlo is a Haitian social enterprise that distributes a locally manufactured chlorine product for treating drinking water across urban Haiti through a network of female micro-entrepreneurs.
Kouzin Dlo, a net work of female micro-entrepreneurs.
1 USD per 8 oz bottle and 2 USD per 16 oz bottle
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Urban households in Haiti
Sodium hypochlorite is manufactured and bottled by La Perle S.A. in Port au Prince, Haiti. It is also sold under the brand name of AquaJif.
Kouzin Dlo works with a network of micro-entrepreneurs who sell the product in urban communities in Haiti.
Around 5,000, 8 oz bottles (~1,000,000 gallons treated).
Active chemical and concentration (%) of the product (not the concentration of the treated water)
Form of the chemical disinfection
Does the water flow through a treatment system or does it remain in a container?
Is the dose of the chemical administered automatically or manually?
Manufacturer-specified dosing quantity
Manufacturer-specified time until water is potable, measured in minutes
Remaining level of chemical concentration after manufacturer-specified contact time
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
How long can the treated water remain protected and safe to drink?
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
240 or 500 mL bottle containing 0.75% Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution.
Kouzin Dlo community-based distribution agents.
Chlorine is a consumable product and can be purchased through the distribution team.
Each 240 mL bottle will treat drinking water for one household for ~1 month. Each 500 mL bottle will last about 3 months.
Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) is widely recognized as a water disinfectant effective against virus and bacteria.
Hypochlorites have been widely used in disinfecting water supplies for nearly a century.
Water should be consumed (or re-treated) within 24 hours if not stored in a lidded container.
If water is turbid, it should be allowed to settle or filtered through a cloth. Treated water should be stored in a safe storage container.
NSF / ANSI Standard 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals: Aqua Jif is not specificially listed as complying, but dozens other companies selling sodium hypochlorite products for drinking water treatment are approved. This certifies that chemicals are safe at the maximum dose and that any impurities are below the maximum allowable limit.
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not currently approve products for use to treat drinking water. However, the Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality list liquid NaOCl with concentrations between 0.5% and 1% as a point-of-use water treatment method.
Sodium Hypochlorite has been used widely for centuries to disinfect drinking water.
Video on Kouzin Dlo
In context photographs (0)
You can use the form below to contribute a photo of this product.
In context files & documents (0)
Feedback from users, customers & distributors
Please let us know your experience in using this product through comments below.