Clean drinking water can cost 20% of a day’s wage in urban Haiti. It is not acceptable, or necessary, that clean water be a luxury item for households across the country. The lack of affordable clean water leads to thousands of deaths, lost nutrition, school hours and thousands in wasted medical fees.
Kouzin Dlo is a Haitian social enterprise that lowers the cost of clean water by distributing a proven and low cost product across urban Haiti using a network of female micro-entrepreneurs. Our product is easy to use and is 90 times cheaper than other clean drinking water options available within communities.
By recruiting and training women as clean water micro-entrepreneurs to sell in their own communities, Kouzin Dlo can sell an effective product for household water treatment and water storage products at a price households can afford. All while creating economic opportunities in low-income communities.
Sales agents sell our products to their communities and social networks. More than anyone else, these women can personally relate the importance of chlorine to potential customers, while providing a consistent supply and training households on how to use the product effectively.
Kouzin Dlo...attack[s] the social problem while promoting wealth creation and sustained economic growth within the community.
"Kouzin Dlo was intentionally designed to avoid the pitfalls that cause so many social ventures to fail."
Trained Sales Agents
Gallons of Water Treated
1 Million Gallons
Dollars Customers Saved
Women who sell with Kouzin Do run their own small business. As they succeed, Kouzin Dlo reaches more households, driving our social mission alongside their economic goals.
Community Marketing Manager and Trainer
Kouzin Dlo was designed and co-founded in collaboration with Archimedes Project.
Aspiring micro-entrepreneurs are recruited for training through local institutions.
Micro-entrepreneurs are trained in clean water, sales communications and and basic business skills then organized into sales teams.
Kouzin Dlo brand liquid chlorine and safe water storage buckets are supplied to micro-entrepreneurs and local businesses.
Kouzin Dlo is growing to be a trusted household name for clean water across Haiti by working with both local and national partners.
Partnerships for Growth
From Community Based Organizations to Impact Capital, Kouzin Dlo partnerships allow for expansion across Haiti.
8 organizations, including community health, jobs training and vocational programs, have worked with Kouzin Dlo to provide training to their members. Kouzin Dlo trainers have provided entrepreneurial training to 12 groups across Port-au-Prince since June 2014.
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Investing in Growth
Kouzin Dlo brings life-saving technology within reach for customers across Haiti. Investing in this business represents a large opportunity for both social and economic returns.
Kouzin Dlo has reached thousands of households and created income for hundreds of women across Port-au-Prince Haiti through a simple and scalable business model. These communities intentionally represent those most neglected by both commercial and non-profit activities. Even under these difficult circumstances, Kouzin Dlo has thrived.