x-runner

x-runner provides a lasting sanitation solution to low-income, urban households.

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Our Beneficiaries

Maria's family was suffering from diarrhea on account of the hygiene situation in her home. When she received an x-runner toilet the began to suffer less, and consequently, spend less: usually they would spend up to $8 when one of them was suffering from acute diarrhea. Indeed, her days started easing to such an extent that Maria was comfortable to take on a half-day job again and was again able to contribute to the family income. *Name changed.

Updates from the field:

May 24, 2016
"SInce the beginning of the year, x-runner has installed around 100 toilets"
Posted by CEO
May 24, 2016
"We generate every month around 8 tons of compost. In 4 months from now we will be producing around 10 tons every month"
Posted by CEO
March 7, 2016
"we've installed 30 toilets!"
Posted by CEO
March 7, 2016
"we've generated since Jan. 2016 more than 28tons of compost"
Posted by CEO
Jan. 27, 2016
"Read our newest Newsletter! http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d3f30e86baa798a6a8abfe7b6&id=e4fc4d6734&e=[UNIQID]"
Posted by CEO

Goals

Generate 100 tons of compost by Dec. 30, 2016
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May 24, 2016
40 tons of compost
We generate every month around 8 tons of compost. In 4 months from now we will be producing around 10 tons every month
March 7, 2016
28 tons of compost
we've generated since Jan. 2016 more than 28tons of compost

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Install 300 dry toilets by Dec. 31, 2016
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0 300
Jan. 27, 2016
1 dry toilets
Read our newest Newsletter! http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d3f30e86baa798a6a8abfe7b6&id=e4fc4d6734&e=[UNIQID]
March 7, 2016
30 dry toilets
we've installed 30 toilets!
May 24, 2016
100 dry toilets
SInce the beginning of the year, x-runner has installed around 100 toilets

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The Problem

Lima (Peru) is the 2nd water scarcest capital in the world. The current paradigm of water-based toilets is destined to fail here; a reliable sanitation alternative is needed. Safe sanitation protects the environment, families' health and habitats.

What we do

x-runner is a sustainable sanitation enterprise addressing the needs of the urban poor with a waterless sanitation system. With its system, x-runner can keep fecal pathogens out of waters and grounds. This has a positive impact not only on its customers, but on the entire neighborhood. x-runner operates in Lima, Peru.

What distinguishes us?

x-runner is Latin America's first waterless, urban sanitation service for the private home. It offers a customized, efficient, and sustainable solution to meet the challenges of low-income households that do not have access to safe sanitation possibilities. When a family subscribes, the enterprise's technical team goes to their home and installs a waterless toilet. The waste, instead of being flushed away, is separated from the urine inside the toilet, then covered with a bit of sawdust, and finally collected in a compostable bag. This way, the toilet prevents flies and bad odors. Once a week the x-runner truck goes by the communities and picks up the waste bags. The collected waste is then transported to the treatment facility where it undergoes a natural treatment and is processed into compost.

GEOGRAPHIC REACH

Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland

Monitoring and Evaluation

This organization has undergone the following evaluations:

internal - 2014

internal - 2015

Leadership


Isabel Medem, Jessica Altenburger