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Sanitation in remote areas

Proper sanitation is not always easily accessible in remote areas, and the connections between improved hygiene standards and health are not always known by the population. The lack of hygienic practice is often related to poor health, high child mortality and malnutrition among small children due to frequent diarrheal diseases.

We are changing this condition

In order to face this issue, we want to include a highly hygienic but simple toilet system to each of our projects, so that it is easy to use by everyone.

We are planning two circular sanitary facilities in the secondary school. Each facility, one for the girls and one for the boys, will have 12 toiletsm, two washbasins and two pits enclosed in the middle. The facility will be divided in two six toilets’ blocks, with a pit for each block. The blocks are meant to be used alternatively. When a pit is full, it is closed and left to decompose for a year. In the meantime, the second block is in use. After a year, the pit is emptied, and the decomposed waste can be use as fertilizer.

The pits are not completely under the latrines, so that odors are minimized in the cubicles. In addition, there are ventilation chimneys of 2.5 meters high that allow the air to escape from the tanks. We are planning a water collection tank to collect the water from the circular roof, to then use for the washbasin.

The construction of a complex with 12 toilets plus two sinks including pits and inspection shafts costs around 17,000 euros.

 

 

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