Our vision

At Mosan we believe that safe sanitation is the most effective way to improve the quality of life and the health of people. We want to live in a world that is safe and dignified for women and children. Mosan helps to protect the environment, avoids the pollution of water and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, making it a climate-friendly solution. The local economy and job opportunities can grow. Our creative capacity building approach empowers people and leads to long-term behaviour change, improving education and hygiene practices.
This is our credo.

Our goals

Health

  • Improved hygiene standards
  • Reduction of disease spreading
  • Access to capacity building and health care

Environment

  • Protection of water and environment
  • No contamination
  • Production of organic fertilizers
  • Avoiding methane emission and storing CO2 in soil

Economy

  • Job opportunities in the region
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Authorities save costs compared to drainage-based water systems
  • Healthy people = More productive society

Our solution

MOSAN HOUSEHOLD TOILET

The Mosan Toilet is an award-winning in-home toilet, designed with the highest technical standards. Ease of use, durabilitylow maintenance and an aspirational design are important aspects. The design is the result of the participatory process with local communities and international partners.

  • Clean separation of urine + feces into containers
  • Durable plastics
  • Smell-prevention valve for urine
  • Feces are covered with dry materials (e.g. ash or sawdust)
  • Ergonomic and elegant design

COLLECTION & TRANSPORT

We provide Mosan users with a regular collection service in the areas covered by our service.

The Mosan Service ensures that user families always have a fresh and clean toilet. Therefore, our staff exchanges full with fresh containers and maintains a close relationship with people. Mobile communication, NFC code tracking and sms notification ensures an effective and safe service. After the collection our team takes care of the transport to our transformation center.

TRANSFORMATION

We consider human excreta as a valuable ressource, that contains nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, that are immensely beneficial for agriculture. Each of these fundamental nutrients plays a key role in plant nutrition.

We separately process urine and feces and transform them into valuable fertilizers that can be reintroduced to .

REUSE

The reuse of human excreta is the final step of the sanitation system. As a result of our process, we currently obtain two products: biochar and struvite. Biochar is a charcoal product that can be used as a soil amendment, improving soil quality and it can help sequester CO2, absorbing it into the soil acting as a “Carbon Sink” greatly reducing greenhouse gases globally. Struvite, a phosphorus mineral, can be directly applied in agriculture as a fertilizer.

AWARENESS

We promote awareness on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in order to accelerate behavioral change. Our methods of conveying information are based on direct community involvement, educational events, and creative capacity building workshops.

PARTICIPATION

Our products and services are co-created with local communities. We impulse innovation through Design Thinking – a process for creative problem solving – involving users at different stages of the project, from the identification of needs to the creation of a customized service to fit the specific reality, culture, and context. Our services are community-managed, which creates job opportunities and brings new know-how and empowerment into communities.