EarthEnable – Low Cost Flooring Solutions in Rwanda

Dirt floors are just what you think: dirty.

Dust hangs in the air, spills, and puddles stick around. Dirt floors become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, parasites, and all of the disease that comes with them. This affects the health of the people living in homes with dirt floors. In rural communities across the world, such as rural Rwanda and Uganda, families cannot afford to have concrete floors due to cost.

EarthEnable’s custom-developed earthen floors are the solution. EarthEnable eliminates unsanitary dirt floors by providing affordable, sanitary flooring that can be washed and cleaned.

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Dirt floors are just what you think: dirty.

Dust hangs in the air, spills, and puddles stick around. Dirt floors become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, parasites, and all of the disease that comes with them. This affects the health of the people living in homes with dirt floors. In rural communities across the world, such as rural Rwanda and Uganda, families cannot afford to have concrete floors due to cost.
EarthEnable’s custom-developed earthen floors are the solution. EarthEnable eliminates unsanitary dirt floors by providing affordable, sanitary flooring that can be washed and cleaned.

Why Earthen Floors?

Health

Replacing a dirt floor with a clean one has been shown to reduce diarrheal disease by 49%, reduce parasitic infections by 78%, and improve cognitive development in children and mental health in adults.

Affordability

Our healthy earthen floor is 75% cheaper than a concrete floor. It provides all of the benefits of a concrete floor at just a fraction of the price.

Building Livelihoods

We transform underemployed masons to become flooring entrepreneurs. We train our staff to sell and install our floors within their own communities.

Sustainability

Cement production is responsible for 9% of total global carbon emissions and is incredibly energy-intensive to produce. Earthen floors have 90% less embedded energy than concrete.