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Dagoretti Market Biogas Latrine

Dagoretti Market Biogas Latrine

Dagoretti Market Biogas Latrine is a female-run, community-based initiative that uses renewable energy options (biogas and solar) to address multiple community needs in sanitation and energy under one roof.

Dagoretti Market Biogas Latrine is run by the Community in Action for Change (CAC) women’s group and provides a multitude of community services resulting from its biogas converter and solar energy panels. Customers are charged for toilet services and showers. Waste from the toilet facilities is converted into biogas, which is then used by the company’s restaurant for cooking. Visitors can also have their mobile phones charged for a small fee and conduct M-Pesa money transactions. Laundry and water kiosk facilities are to be added as a next step. While members of CAC are employed and paid a daily wage, the restaurant and MPESA shop are hired out to operators who remit a weekly fee.

  • Purchase a submersible water pump situated 500 m away from Dagoretti Market in order to connect to the community’s existing water network.
  • Purchase and install appropriately sized water pipes to connect the bio-latrine facilities’ water storage tanks to the water network.
  • Construct a water kiosk facility, including water meters, to enable water tank operators, individual consumers and the biogas latrine’s laundrette facilities to access clean and affordable water services.
  • Build additional infrastructure at the facility to accommodate a retail kiosk and shoe-shine parlour.

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