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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential 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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $35
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 $35 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.