🚽It was World Toilet Day yesterday!
🎉We’re thrilled to announce that Loowatt has been awarded a USAID DIV Stage 2 Grant of around $750k for our Madagascar operations.
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is USAID’s open innovation program that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge.
The vast majority of Madagascar’s 29 million people lack access to safe sanitation. In addition to daily sanitation risks, Madagascar’s high water table is prone to flooding, which creates prime conditions for fecal-borne diseases—such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and dysentery—to spread.
Loowatt’s waterless flush, tech-enabled sanitation service has been serving homes in Madagascar since 2019. Loowatt SARL, our locally-run servicing company, provides regular service for an affordable monthly service fee and converts the waste into energy and fertilizer.
With support from DIV, Loowatt will expand its operations across Antananarivo, where more than 75% of the population lacks access to safe sanitation.
Thank you USAID and USAID Innovates!
Flush with happiness,
The Loowatt Team