Dagoretti Market Biogas Latrine
Enhancing access to public sanitation and water facilities in Dagoretti Market
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.
Community in Action for Change is a women’s group and a Community-Based-Organisation (CBO) selected by the community to manage and run the biogas latrine.
The Ondiri, Nyangara, Kabuthi and Rungiri Water Resource Users Association (ONKARU) develops community water and sanitation projects in the area.
Millennium Community Development Initiatives (MCDI) constructed the biogas latrine and continues to provide technical support and link the enterprise with other potential partners.
The 2016 SEED Gender Equality Awards are supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.
The 2016 SEED Gender Equality Awards are supported by Hogan Lovells.