Health, Sanitation and Food Security Project

Sep 12, 2013

Postcard from GlobalGiving's Visit

The following is an e-postcard from Zamil Akhtar, a GlobalGiving Representative in the Philippines.

It took two hours to arrive at the most remote place I’d ever been. A tiny dot in the middle of a vast valley, the village was constructed out of bamboo and wood. With the help of WAND Foundation, many of the pitfalls that befall these poor and remote communities have been averted. Thanks to WAND’s food garden initiative, they are more food secure, and with their eco-friendly latrine initiative, healthier and safer from disease. WAND has installed hundreds of these latrines in communities around Mindanao: made from a special concrete and using sawdust to cover waste, they naturally fight bacteria that cause water borne illness. 

  • Cora
    Cora Cora Sayre here, thanks so much Zamil for the visit. So true the place is sooo remote but great that we are here assisting the locals with their basic needs such as toilets that make compost...For the latest news about our award winning initiative, please see, ... Read more »
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