Low-cost Sanitation For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Jan 23, 2014

Production of toilet bowls for Typhoon survivors

Toilet bowl making in Leyte
Toilet bowl making in Leyte

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Leyte Province. This time we are continuing with the pre-fabrication of toilets and installing the pre-fabricated units in the areas. We are selecting the poorest of the poor beneficiaries. Toilet bowls are difficult to source here and we have already used up all our toilet bowls we brought all the way from our main office in Mindanao. So our move is to make the toilet bowls too using concrete. We recruited local survivors as our workers which is a good move since work is very difficult to find here with electricity not yet operational. The procedure in making toilet bowls is simple and easy since we are making the moulds ourselves. Each of the survivor can earn 200 pesos a day and the money they use to buy food and other household necessities. Working with us makes them useful too and they forget about the bad effects of the typhoon. We are now employing 34 local people and they are very happy about it. Our plan is to donate the toilet bowls to those interested. With so many toilets gone, this is a good innovation, considering also that toilet bowl supply is short here.

Very sincerely yours,



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Project Leader

Cora Sayre

Executive Director
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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