The Aerosan HUB is a user-centered, revenue-generating public toilet enterprise that is proven to benefit the community.
There are not enough public toilet facilities to meet the needs of the urban population in Nepal. Also, existing toilets are in bad condition, not properly cleaned or maintained, and often un-usable, especially for women. Moreover, toilet waste is not treated before being discharged into nearby water bodies. To address these issues, Aerosan established a business that provides public sanitation facilities to the local community in a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable manner.
Revenue - generating
To address this gap, we developed the Aerosan HUB model, a public toilet system that is designed to meet women's needs, protect the environment, and service the community in a sustainable manner by operating as an economically viable service business.
User-centered design includes female friendly and disabled friendly facilities that are both attractive and hygienic
Hygienic facilities using internationally developed cleaning protocol to protect the health of our customers
waste to value system that produces renewable energy
Revenue generating business model that creates local job opportunities
Highly trained toilet operators that work in dignified working conditions
IT-enabled remote monitoring and management system
Highly trained staff
SCALING OUR MODEL
The AEROSAN HUB model is designed to scale in order to improve reliable sanitation access to underserved communities.
Aerosan’s HUB pilot launched in March 2018 at Ratna Park in Kathmandu, successfully demonstrated the viability of the business model and HUB design and operations servicing 1,500-2,000 toilet customers a day. The pilot consisted of three major interventions: a biogas plant, gender-friendly renovations, and a cleaning compliance program. The results have been extraordinary.