Provide the World's Poor With Safe Sanitation

by The Brian La Trobe Foundation

Summary

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.
$440,000
total goal
$439,885
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.eloo.co.za
Enviro Options donates dry sanitation units to:

Organization Information

The Brian La Trobe Foundation

Location: Johannesburg - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.eloo.co.za
The Brian La Trobe Foundation
Project Leader:
Brian LaTrobe
Project Leader
Johannesburg, South Africa

Funded Project!

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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