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Updated Apr 23, 2019

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Bear Valley Ventures

The Tiger Toilet is a complete sanitation solution for low income families and the only one that neutralises waste on-site, providing an odour-free and low maintenance experience which encourages use.

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Walter Gibson

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Around 4500 Tiger Toilets have now been sold and we are seeking funding to increase production capacity and grow sales. We are developing partnerships to help us scale : with MFIs to increase rural penetration and with LIXIL on design and marketing.

Registered in India.

Focus Areas:

Sanitation

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Implemented In:

India

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Country Implemented In
4,500
Customers
8
Employee
$1,000,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Innovation Description

With DIV support, Bear Valley Ventures developed and tested a household sanitation system, the “Tiger Toilet”, which uses vermifiltration to treat waste and provide families with a “flush-and-forget” toilet. The biofilter is linked to a low‐volume, pour-flush toilet. DIV support helped Bear Valley fabricate, install, use, and monitor prototypes in India, as well as connect it with financial institutions to test the viability of several consumer finance opportunities.
How does your innovation work?
Bear Valley Ventures addresses the challenge of providing high-quality, sustainable and affordable on-site sanitation for low-income households who either lack sanitation or who currently use a pit latrine. It developed and tested a household sanitation system, the “Tiger Toilet”, which uses vermifiltration to treat waste and provide families with a “flush-and-forget” toilet: An earthworm (the “Tiger Worm”) digests fecal solids, combined with a filtration layer to treat the liquid effluent that then infiltrates safely into the soil. The biofilter is linked to a low‐volume, pour-flush toilet.

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New Country Implemented In
India