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Mosan - Mobile Sanitation

Affordable & desirable sanitation solution for developing countries!

  • 4-7 Team Size
  • 2016 Founding Year
  • Zurich Location
  • Company, seed stage Project Status
  • Website
  • Design, Health, Social Imapct, international development Markets

Globally 4.3 billion people have no access to safe sanitation. 80% of all diseases in developing countries per year are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. More than 2000 children per day die from diarrheal diseases caused by poor sanitation and unimproved water. Difficult terrain, lack of water, or environmental conditions often make it difficult to install conventional solutions.

Mosan is a comprehensive solution, consisting of a sanitation service with award-winning mobile dry-toilets, an excreta recycling process, and an awareness creation approach. Mosan is implemented in co-creation with affected people. The Mosan service enables the recycling of human excreta and therefore creates value and income sources for the local population. All Mosan products combine function, quality, aspirational design, and affordability.

Mosan’s main impact is the improvement of health, increasing life expectations and livelihood of people. The use of toilets (safe containment of pathogenic excreta) and improved hygiene behaviour as hand washing are effective barriers to prevent spreading diseases and decreasing death rates.

Snce 2018 Mosan is operating its first permanent service in Guatemala, improving the living condstions of the Mayan populaton at Lake Atitlán.


Mona Mijthab