New sanitation offering in Ghana

IDEO.org designed a new sanitation offering that combines product, service and business design.

sanitation, Ghana, IDEO, Unilever, WSUP, Social Innovation, FlipOver



Some 1 billion city dwellers worldwide lack adequate sanitation facilities in their homes. Unilever and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a nonprofit, tri-sector partnership, were looking for solutions to this problem.

Instead of having to use public latrines, customers receive a toilet in their homes which is serviced three times a week and allows families to pay on an incremental basis.


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