EarthEnable Inc.

  • MA



United States

About Us

EarthEnable provides an affordable, clean and healthy flooring solution that improves the lives of people in the developing world who currently have to live on dirt.

Nearly 80% of Rwandans live on dirt floors, which have shown to be a major cause of infectious disease, respiratory illness, malnutrition, and vector-borne diseases. Concrete flooring – the only other viable alternative – is prohibitively expensive at 300+ USD for a 200 square foot home. This problem is not limited to Rwanda. There is substantial unmet need for clean, durable, and affordable floors throughout the developing world, representing a potential market of billions of people.

EarthEnable provides an affordable alternative to dirt floors: locally sourced, earthen floors that are 75% cheaper than a concrete floor. Earthen floors are a proven technology in the United States, where the trade has been refined to make them water-proof, easy to clean, abrasion-resistant, and modern looking. EarthEnable has made this product feasible in Rwanda by a) developing a proprietary process to cost-effectively convert any locally available, unsaturated oil into a drying oil, b) developing a training curriculum that equips masons with the skills to install high-quality earthen floors, and c) developing a distribution model to scale without sacrificing quality.