Co-operation with Huussi Ry

We asked our artisans in Kenya what was something they would really need in their day-to-day life. Out of many issues one rose above others: poor sanitation systems. The current sanitation facilities in the area are inadequate and unhygienic and are not sustainable since they have to be rebuilt after a certain time.

According to Unicef, 16 million (50 percent) Kenyans do not have adequate sanitation and 50 per cent of rural households have no toilet facilities at all, and where they exist they are generally unhygienic. This has known to lead to lost lives, missed schooling, diseases, malnutrition and poverty. 

Photo credit: Käymäläseura Huussi Ry / Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland (Sanna Hukkanen)

Our solution to this problem: an ecological dry toilet which stores and composts feces. It will enable a sustainable and hygienic way to recycle human waste into fertilizer, that can then be used at the nearby vegetable field or sold for other local families for revenue. The new sanitation system is affordable for locals, since it will be built from recycled materials and people will be able to have an extra revenue from the by-product.

This story above is just one example of the activities we have been doing in Kenya.

Read the full article about this project and other projects in our blog

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