Peepoople Kenya NGO

In late November 2009 the Peepoo solution was launched in Silanga village in the Kibera slum in Nairobi Kenya. In addition to supplying Peepoo toilets to the people in Silanga, the purpose of the project is to demonstrate how Peepoo functions in larger scale settings and to experiment by adjusting and monitoring various aspects of the value chain, including distribution, collection and reuse of Peepoos.

In June of 2010, Peepoople Kenya was registered and incorporated as an NGO in Kenya. The Peepoople Kenya team is working in a very close relationship with the Silanga Chief, Chairman and Elders of the community in planning and implementing the Peepoo solution. The purpose is to build a sustainable sanitation system that will improve the health and living conditions for the residents in Kibera, create work opportunities for slum dwellers, and contribute to food security. The success of this initiative will enable the creation of a sustainable sanitation model that is easily scalable and can be duplicated in urban slums throughout the world.

The Nairobi launch is Peepoople’s first pilot for reaching out with an innovative solution that addresses the needs of the many urban slum dwellers who are suffering from the lack of sanitation in Kenya, Africa and the rest of the world. In Silanga and neighbouring villages it will supply sanitation on a daily basis to 20 000 urban slum dwellers and school children. In total, the project will generate approximately 4 000 tonnes of rich pathogen-free fertiliser that can improve the Kenyan soil and help increase food security.

Based on studies of the willingness-to-pay in the targeted areas, Peepoople predicts a need for price support of its Peepoo solution until 2020 in the Kibera project. The size of the subsidy depends on a variety of factors such as the development of the cost of the bioplastic raw material and artificial fertilisers.

Through the research being conducted in Kibera, Peepoople will quantify the price support and highlight the most effective ‘subsidy’ intervention point in the value chain. However, in the long term, the plan is that Peepoo shall be affordable for consumers directly, and the Peepoo system will be self-sustainable without subsidy. The Kibera project has during the forst three years been financed by Swedish Vinnova and Dutch Simavi funds.

Contact Us

House No 1 Kibera Phase V
LR 61/441 Olympic
P.O. Box 21486-00505 Nairobi

Rahab Mbochi
Manager Peepoo School Programme
Kibera, Kenya
+254 721 398 915