Member - Mosan

Mosan is the attractive and feasible sanitation solution that transforms communities for a healthier and safer future. We are offering a comprehensive sanitation system, including our aspirational in-home dry toilet, feasible treatment technologies and services to improve the quality of life and health of people, protecting the environment, mitigating climate change, creating jobs and valuable resources as biochar fertilizer thanks to the circular system. Our capacity building initiatives are shaping a creative movement that leads to long-term behaviour change.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2016
Company Size 10
Member Type
innovator
Founders Mona Mijthab
Headquarters RD SOL-6, Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
Social network
Mosan

About

Mosan provides smart and aspirational sanitation solutions for low-income communities in developing countries. The Mosan solution is a container-based sanitation service that operates off-grid, waterless and decentralized. The system is completely ecological and recovers nutrients from human excreta. We work closely with communities in the co-design of our services and for hygiene education, and capacity building. The closed-loop sanitation system starts with the safe containment of excreta in our award-winning Mosan Toilet, used in privacy at home, continues with the secure collection and transport of excreta, and the production of valuable recycling​ products, as biochar fertilizer for agriculture. The resource recovery allows a market-based approach that benefits farmers, creates jobs and generates income for the sustainable development of communities. Furthermore biochar is a viable and scalable carbon sequestration measure, it improves soil quality and prevents artificial fertilizers and overall makes our service climate-positive. Problem: Sanitation is immensely challenging, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG) that targets the elimination of open defecation and achieving universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene on household level. In total a staggering 4.2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (WHO) - more than half of the world’s population. The lack of sanitation or treatment services leads to disease spreading, high mortality rates, rape and violence on women when going to public bathrooms, and immense environmental contamination. Diseases cause children to miss school days and adults to miss work or educational opportunities. Prosperity starts with access to safe sanitation and water. We believe the world can't wait for sewers!
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Headquarters RD SOL-6, Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean water and sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and clean energy
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SDG 9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Mosan

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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