EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda and Uganda. 70% of Rwandans and Ugandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many who need it.
EarthEnable is addressing this problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 75% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the earth floors which are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite) and are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished.