CUSTOM CHALLENGE; HAITI
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Affordable water purification technology with chlorine.
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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Kouzin Dlo is a social enterprise combating the spread of cholera by increasing access to affordable water purification technology in Haiti. The organization is building a network of clean water entrepreneurs across the country to provide clean water for Haitians by Haitians.
Kouzin Dlo entrepreneurs are trained in household water treatment, clean water and hygiene education, and marketing techniques. First, the entrepreneurs identify households in their communities to recruit as customers. They conduct door-to-door outreach to introduce potential customers to the benefits of chlorination, each them how to treat their own water supply, and sell chlorine. In addition, entrepreneurs will teach families about safe water storage and provide 5-gallon buckets with lids and taps for purchase. Entrepreneurs will return to families every two weeks to provide bottles of chlorine and answer any questions. Kouzin Dlo entrepreneurs can ear additional income by recruiting new entrepreneurs as the program grows and demand increases. The referring individual receives a percentage of the revenue of the chlorine purchased by the new agent from Kouzin Dlo.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Establish two hubs with 15-20 agents each during the pilot phase
- Expand to 6 communities during the pilot phase
- Reach 500 households within the pilot phase
- Build a nationwide network of 110 hubs within 3-5 years
Jessica Laporte - Founder and Director