We are proud to introduce just a few of the women Kouzin Dlo has trained to be clean water entrepreneurs. Since launching in June 2014, Jessica Laporte and her team have trained over 100 sales agents in six communities and they have, in turn, provided 2,600 months of affordable clean water to households across Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Only 62% households have access to clean drinking water. In some communities, clean water can cost 50% of an average daily wage. Since its introduction in 2010, cholera, a highly contagious waterborne disease, has infected 7% of Haitians and killed almost 9,000.
Kouzin Dlo tackles this problem by selling chlorine for water purification through female micro-entrepreneurs, who distribute this water purification technology in their own communities.
The entrepreneurs are trained in clean water treatment, health and sales skills by the Haitian leadership staff Kouzin Dlo developed. By working with local partners to expand into new communities, Kouzin Dlo has the potential to spread across Haiti, enabling affordable and sustainable access to clean water within low-income communities while simultaneously stimulating the economy through job creation.