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