AEROSAN HUB

The Aerosan HUB is a user-centered, revenue-generating public toilet enterprise that is proven to benefit the community.

THE PROBLEM

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.

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User-friendly
Hygienic
Waste-to-value
Trained Staff
Revenue - generating

OUR SOLUTION
IT-monitored

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

Environmentally sustainable

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

User-friendly
Hygienic
Waste-to-Value
Revenue-Generating
Highly trained staff
IT-monitored
KEY FEATURES
SCALING OUR MODEL

The AEROSAN HUB model is designed to scale in order to improve reliable sanitation access to underserved communities. 

Remote

Monitoring

Local Capacity

Building

Cross-

Subsidization

OUR Pilot

 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.

Our anaerobic digester converts toilet waste into enough energy to fuel a nearby teashop.