entrepreneurship

Blog

Meet the "Toilet King"

This blog originally appeared on PSI’s website.

Paul Kpadonou began his career as an entrepreneur on the side of the highway.

As he sold garden decorations from his roadside business, Paul dreamed of creating a successful enterprise in his suburban town of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. His shot at prosperity came with the “WC Mimin” brand of toilets, which he discovered during a campaign promoting the product.

Training

Designing Viable Sanitation Enterprises - A Market Based Sanitation Game

Context

In the context of market-based sanitation (MBS)—through which private sector actors supply toilets and related services to individual households who pay for them—a strategy of many MBS programs is to increase the participation of local entrepreneurs in the sanitation value chain. Low viability of sanitation enterprises, however, often is a barrier to entrepreneurial participation, and as a consequence, impacts private sector supply in the market.

Evaluation

WASH for Life Partnership Evaluation

Findings from an evaluation of the partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene team and USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures