Peepoo Personal Toilet

Anders Wilhelmson, Peepoople 

Peepoo is a biodegradable toilet waste bag that converts human waste into fertilizer.

Product description Brand name and product description

Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitizing, biodegradable toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer without water. Peepoo can be used as a household toilet that helps prevent the spread of diarrheal diseases in urban slums and during emergencies to help save lives on a massive scale.

Check out their promotional video here.

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

Any low income areas in the developing world with difficulty supplying their inhabitants with hygienic sanitation.Interview with representative

Specifically, Peepoople saleswomen and retail kiosks are now selling Peepoos in Kibera, Kenya, and in Goma, DR Congo. The Peepoo system has also been implemented in more than 100 schools in in Kibera. Peepoo has also been successfully tested in: Boxwood slum, Durban, South Africa together with Oxfam Novib, slum areas in Mymensingh, Bangladesh together with GIZ Bangladesh Bihar, India and as emergency response Peepoo has been recently used in Pakistan and the Philippines.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Peepoople saleswomen and retail kiosks sell Peepoos directly to customers as part of Peepoople Kenya. Additionally, partner NGOs distributing Peepoos include the Red Cross, Oxfam, Caritas, ACF and UN-agencies.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

To date, women micro-entrepreneurs in Kibera, Kenya sell Peepoos to beneficiaries as single units or in rolls of 25 Peepoos. The price-supported retail price is 3 Kenyan Shilling (approximately $0.03) per Peepoo. A refund of 1 Kenyan Shilling ($0.01) is given to the customer for each used Peepoo that is returned at a Peepoo drop-point.

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

Sanergy Fresh Life Toilets

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

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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

Individuals in urban slums and those displaced during emergencies without access to safe sanitation.

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