Mobile Alert Toilets (MAT) is a social business that improves and renovates overflowing pit latrines in the urban slums of Kenya by retrofitting them with containers and sensors.
The sensors monitor and send automated messages to alert MAT to arrange for emptying and resource recovery in a safe and hygenic manner.
This process removes the current situation where waste is disposed of in to the local river bodies, instead being hygienically removed and transported for processing.
Focuses on the existing overflowing toilet infrastructure in the slums.
No additional space or land is required for the implementation, requiring fewer resources.
Introduce containers fitted with sensors into existing pit latrines, which prevents overflowing.
Provides a coordinated and efficient planning of desludging routes, thereby minimizing time and cost.
Eliminates manual desludging of pits and provides better working conditions for pit emptying workers.
Eliminates disposal of faecal sludge into the environment and water bodies, improving the environment.
Provides an opportunity for resource recovery from waste such as conversion to fertiliser and bio-char.
Provides a clean, hygienic and safe environment for the women and children who are the most vulnerable.
Affordable monthly subscriptions by users who need to have clean toilets, a clean environment and to minimize water borne diseases.
A Structure That Benefits All
Outcome-based payments by impact-oriented organizations.