Improve public health conditions in the Kavango East Region, Namibia, by building a circular sanitation solution that transforms human waste into eco-friendly waste and creates jobs for landless people.
Flushh is tackling the sanitation crisis in Namibia by turning human waste into valuable biochar that can be used as fertilizer. Working in close cooperation with local communities, Flushh is building eco-toilets from locally sourced materials to create a clean and hygienic environment that restores peoples’ dignity. This approach allows them to create jobs in the communities, improve public health, and form key partnerships to challenge the status quo. In 2019, Flushh was the winner of the Total Startupper of the Year award by TotalEnergies for transforming toilet resources into biochar.
Kaveto Tjatjara, the CEO and founder of Flushh, believes that business can be a force for good in society. In 2014, during a visit to his home village, he recognized the harsh realities of underserved communities as he watched his grandmother walk to find some privacy and a bush to defecate behind. This was a huge call to action for him. In 2020, at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, his social enterprise was awarded the most impactful startup by SEED SPOT Impact Accelerator. The same year, he was awarded a Global Good Fund fellowship for his leadership abilities. In 2018, he was selected for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Kaveto works hard to form cross-sector partnerships to challenge the status quo by using alternative technologies in the sanitation sector as suitable alternatives for building more resilient communities. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing from the University of Namibia.
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