The Ghana Sustainable Aid Project and KA Anno Engineering believe that the best approach to solving the sanitation crisis in the developing world is through affordable toilet ownership. To this end we have developed multiple plans from individual toilet ownership to co-op ownership.
Co-op ownership includes a District, an
Assembly, a Village Council, a
Development Association, or even a
Private Party or Organization purchasing
a facility for a group consisting of one or
family/household has a share in the
facility and makes a small monthly
payment until the facility loan is repaid;
the repaid funds are then used to build
new Co-ops and so on.
Typical fees are expected to be between
1 GHC and 1.5 GHC per person per
month (a fraction of the fees for using a
public toilet) and repayment is expected
to take about 36 months, after which the
family owns its share of the facility.
Facilities of 1 stall to 10 stalls are typical
and these are available with or without
rainwater harvesting for the fresh
handwashing water. Each stall is capable
of supporting up to 40 uses per day. The
Co-op toilet is by far a better option than
a public toilet, for which the lack of
individual ownership and responsible
oversight sadly results in an unkempt,
unsanitary, disease-ridden facility.
Read more about our toilet technologies here.