Updated Sep 29, 2020

Abigail Chishala

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We construct and refurbish fee-paying improved and green sanitation facilities in per-urban Zambia.

The fee-paying toilets are built from cargo containers or existing sanitation facilities that are refurbished for sanitary use and are then installed in high-density unplanned settlements, markets and border posts. Toilet use is charged at less than $0.16 per person. A user has access to quality toilet paper, free-flowing water with handwashing soap and sanitiser. Water is also available fo...
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The fee-paying toilets are built from cargo containers or existing sanitation facilities that are refurbished for sanitary use and are then installed in high-density unplanned settlements, markets and border posts. Toilet use is charged at less than $0.16 per person. A user has access to quality toilet paper, free-flowing water with handwashing soap and sanitiser. Water is also available for sale at $0.08 for a 20litre container. The facilities are fully off-grid, so they do not need a connection to sewer systems. They are eco-friendly in the sense that they recycle all the black water for use in the toilets. Some of the facilities are powered with solar energy. Water is sourced from underground because municipal sources tend to be unreliable, so there is a guaranteed supply of water.
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Stage 5: Scaling

We have proved that the model is working and are generating revenue. We service an average of 850 users per day.
Registered in Zambiain Zambia

Focus Areas:

Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation, Social Services and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation, Social Services and Waste ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Zambia

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3
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
480,200
Customers
11
Employees
$650,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

State/community-led public toilets in high-density areas like markets and bus stations are often in an appalling state because of the lack of resources, interest and incentive for adequate operation and maintenance. This clashes with the growing demand for quality sanitation services. As a result, people in these areas are more vulnerable to natural disasters and are often exposed to multiple disease vectors associated with poor environmental health and sanitation.

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Solution

Live Clean Initiatives constructs and operates fee-paying public sanitation facilities that are clean, safe and affordable for people living in the peri-urban. This increases access for low-income people to improved sanitation facilities and potable water and in turn, reduces the prevalence of poor sanitation-related diseases.

Target Beneficiaries

Low income people and/or peri-urban areas.

Mission and Vision

Improved access to basic hygienic sanitation facilities for low-income people; with a focus on women.

Competitive Advantage

We sell low cost, high-quality sanitary pads to women in the community and sanitary waste bins are available in each toilet, allowing women access to clean and safe facilities that not only provide for their sanitary needs but also their menstrual needs. Women use the facilities at the same price as men. Women also have more sitting toilets than men. Men have urinals to compensate for less sitting toilets. Our toilets are cleaner than any other service providers in the vicinity of operation. We have contracted a cleaning agency to make sure that our standards do not drop. This dramatically reduces the risks of exposure to multiple vector diseases. They are safe - they are guarded with a wire fence and fully functional CCTV cameras. They are off-grid and all waste is recycled. All these added benefits in comparison to our competitors and our service are offered at the same price as theirs.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are concluding our 4th and 5th facilities in Solwezi. We expect no less than 600 additional users visiting our facility per day. That will add to our existing numbers and bring our total up to 1450 users per day. In 2021, we intend to grow the number of facilities from 5 to 10. Most of them will be in Central and Copperbelt provinces. This development will grow our daily user number to 2,950. The aim is that by 2023, we would have constructed 18 facilities and will reach 5400 people per day. That will be over 1.6 million users annually.
Funding Goal890,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1
New Implemented CountriesZambia
Recruit8 management, 26 cashiers, 39 cleaners and guards
New FeatureSolar Powered, Black water treatment

The Team Behind the Innovation

Nazir Pandor, CEO has over 5 years of experience in project management and finance. Holds a BSc in Economics. Abigail Kalebwe, General Manager, has 6 years experience in project management. She holds a BA degree in Demography with Economics. Szymon Starosta, CTO, has 10 years of experience in construction, in which he has held various project management roles. Cuthbert Moyo, CFO, has over 5 years experience in Accounting and Finance. He is an ACCA and ZICA member,

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

May 2020
Key Partnership
 
as part of
 Menstrual Health Day
Jul 2019
Key Partnership
Other
ORGANIZATIONUnileverUnilever
May 2019
New Product Or Service
Third Sanitation Facility commissioned
Dec 2014
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Winner of Smart Living Challenge
Sep 2014
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Zambia

Supporting Materials

LCI-PACRA-Reg.pdf
GIE-Presentation-orientation-null.pdf