Provide the World's Poor With Safe Sanitation

$115 $439,885
Raised Remaining


The Enviro Loo is a dry sanitation system made in South Africa, exported internationally. 3 billion people do not have access to fresh water and sanitation. Funding will mass-produce the system.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The entire world needs a new innovative, hygienic and functional sanitation system that does not pollute the environment. It must satisfy the dignity of the users. It must require minimal operational and maintenance expenses. The traditional waterborne systems cannot meet this specification. Mankind can no longer afford the luxury of using drinking water to transport human body waste to a place of treatment.

How will this project solve this problem?

The unit can be installed by the local population and maintained by the community. It does not use water or chemicals, and treats human waste with non-harmful bacteria. It gains power from the sun and the wind.

Potential Long Term Impact

Early research showed that sewage effluent pollutes the Earth’s groundwater supplies, rivers and lakes. I developed a sanitation system that does not use water and, if used correctly, does not contaminate the local water supply.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $115

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $115 .  The original project funding goal was $440,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $115 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Brian LaTrobe

Project Leader
Johannesburg, South Africa

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