Design

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Design

EZL first prototypes
Designing the Easy Latrine

Before we launched the Easy Latrine, the existing latrine options for Cambodians consisted of open defecation, dry pits, and expensive concrete bathrooms. Each of these options presented serious barriers to the adoption of rural sanitation. iDE set out to design a marketable toilet that could be manufactured by local producers. We aimed for a sustainable latrine: one that will not collapse, will not degrade year after year, will not fill up prematurely, and will not…

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Removing barriers to immediate installation and use

62% of latrines are installed by 6-12 months post-purchase 95% are installed at 15 months 0.2% abandonment rate While the sales efforts have successfully gotten households to making the first step towards latrine usage, i.e. purchase, it is falling short of instilling a sense of urgency to immediately install and use the latrine. However, from the Pilot Project’s End-of-Project evaluations, it is known that most households do end up installing their latrine eventually. At 450 days (15 months), installation…

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Designing and commercializing a hand washing device

Hand washing is considered one of the most effective ways to reduce diarrheal diseases. Yet there are few commercial hand washing devices for rural Cambodians.  Currently, the most common device used is a ladle and user research indicates ladles are cumbersome and often inconveniently placed far from the site of defecation. iDE Sanitation Marketing and Scale Up (SMSU) 2.0 program intends to broaden its focus by designing and commercializing a hand washing device. The device…

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