Health, Sanitation and Food Security Project

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Dec 9, 2011

Gardening for nutrition and income

Harvesting from vegetable garden
Harvesting from vegetable garden

Our project is going on full-blast with the implementation of vegetable gardening by 35 beneficiaries. The gardening activities uses organic fertilizer formulation coming from our dry toilets. The mixing of the fertilizer is done in such a way that pathogens are eliminated, mainly by adding lactic acid bacteria and vermi-composting. The vegetables grown are eggplants, tomatoes, radish, squash, bitter gourd and pulses. A garden of about 100 square meters will enable a poor family to have nutritious vegetables whole year round. We provided the seeds that the beneficiaries plant in the gardens.

This end of year we are planning to build 25 more ecosan toilets to add up to 115 toilets that we have built for this year. The beneficiaries are truly grateful with our support and we can observe in them happiness in being able to have access to appropriate sanitation system that improves their human dignity. We also noticed that diarrhea caused by water-borne parasites has been greatly reduced. 

Our project is ground-breaking and this year we are proud to say that we won an award from Israel for our ground-breaking initiative.


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Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

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

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