Taking the initial proposed design concept we developed the toilet product into a low cost manufacturing solution. Using our supply chain in the Far East we supplied injection and blowmold tooling and production batches of parts that were shipped from the Far East direct to Ghana for the WSUP team to start to build the business and franchise network helping improve sanitation for many people.
The Ghanasan project is a collaboration between Unilever, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), and IDEO to develop new products and services for in-home sanitation in Kumasi, Ghana.
The project aims to address the barriers that prevent 1 billion people in urban areas from accessing adequate sanitary facilities. These include insecure or non-existent land tenure, cramped living conditions and poor access to finance.