There are not enough public toilet facilities to meet the needs of the urban population in Nepal. Also, existing toilets are in bad condition, not properly cleaned or maintained, and often un-usable, especially for women. Moreover, toilet waste is not treated before being discharged into nearby water bodies. To address these issues, Aerosan established a business that provides public sanitation facilities to the local community in a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable manner. With the generous support of Grand Challenges Canada, Aerosan developed the Aerosan HUB model, a public toilet system that is designed to meet women’s needs, protect the environment, and service the community in a sustainable manner by operating as an economically viable service business.

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