Ecological Sanitation and Food Security Project

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Provision of arborloo toilets and seed packets for gardens to 500 farmers will improve their sanitation and food security situation and will enhance their overall quality of life.

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The problem is poverty and the lack of water for drinking and hygiene in the upland barrios. The project will build arborloo or tree toilets to prevent open defecation and as an alternative to flush-pour toilets which is no longer useful in upland areas. Another problem is the lack of local livelihoods and to increase food and nutrition by doing small-scale gardening.


The arborloo toilet is waterless but odorless and after the pit is full after about 6 months use, the whole toilet structure is transferred to another area and the fertilized pit planted with vegetables or fruit trees.

Long-Term Impact

Improvement in health and sanitation due to the arborloo toilets . Improvement in incomes as a result of gardening and animal raising. Improvement in biodiversity due to tree planting.



Organization Information

Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Location: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Elmer Sayre
Executive Director
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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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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