• 3,000 firms
  • Independent
  • Trusted
Save up to 70% on staff

Home » Podcast » Fernanda Costa – Running a Social Enterprise Business

Fernanda Costa – Running a Social Enterprise Business

Ep50 - Fernanda Costa
Ep50 – Fernanda Costa

Fernanda is back to discuss her company, Loowatt in great depth. Loowatt is a social enterprise which develops a waterless toilet technology.


  • Loowatt develops a waterless toilet technology that packages human waste in biodegradable polymer plastic for the conversion of energy and fertilizer.
  • Most waterborne diseases come from fecal wastes.
  • A normal developing country’s household would have two mobile phones but no toilet.
  • Loowatt found out that in many parts of the world conventional sanitation never reaches them. So, according to Fernanda, they needed to think outside the box and think about other ways to provide sanitation to those people. So, they provide what is called container based sanitation wherein the waste is contained underneath a cartridge and the cartridge is taken away from the household and treated somewhere else.
  • Loowatt is currently doing a feasibility study in the Philippines. And what they noticed is a variation in conditions.
  • it rains a lot in the Philippines, especially in July. So, what happens is that the toilets in the houses of these less fortunate people overflow. And then the ones who would be most affected and who would often get sick are the children because they are the ones who are most exposed and more vulnerable to these diseases.
  • According to Fernanda, there’s a lot of opportunities to do work around the world and in the Philippines and there are companies that are interested in working with social enterprises.

Key Points

  • There are currently 2.5 billion people around the world that have no access to sanitation. And that accounts for 40 percent of the world’s population.
  • Loowatt helps transform from fecal waste into a commodity.
  • There is grant money available for companies which have ideas that will help improve the lives of people.



Expand transcript

Listen to more podcast episodes here:

  1. Activation Consultation Overview – Your Fast-Track to Outsourcing Excellence
  2. Paul Pajo – Private Sector Investment in the Tech Startup Scene
  3. Diego Jose Ramos – Horsepower PH a Healthcare Provider for Freelancer and Startups

Get Inside Outsourcing

An insider's view on why remote and offshore staffing is radically changing the future of work.

Order now

Start your
journey today

  • Independent
  • Secure
  • Transparent

About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between world-leading outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 450+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 3,900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.

“Excellent service for outsourcing advice and expertise for my business.”

Learn more
Banner Image
Get 3 Free Quotes Verified Outsourcing Suppliers
3,000 firms.Just 2 minutes to complete.
Learn more

Connect with over 3,000 outsourcing services providers.

Banner Image

Transform your business with skilled offshore talent.

  • 3,000 firms
  • Simple
  • Transparent
Banner Image