by Moses Wakala (posted through C.Rieck)
Community projects initiated during consultancy and other ecosan activities
During this period of consultancy (funded by GTZ sustainable sanitation - ecosan program - Germany), a number of sensitization and awareness creation meetings have been done within the country. This was aimed at capacity building and ecosan advocacy within different people. This has yielded positive results within the region promoting ecological sanitation practices. As a result, a number of projects have sprouted with local funding from individuals and government as a replication of what was promoted in EPP. The following selected example is a project that I have seen started and partly completed. They require some evaluation, training and subsequent follow-ups.
Namwela community UDDT toilet - Bungoma County
Namwela community is a group of 100 people who meet regularly at the compound twice a week. There is a resident family of six in the premises. The pit latrine had been collapsing every rainy season and there leaving the group with no alternative to sanitation. The community learnt of ecosan technlolgy during a farmers field day conducted by the expert in the neighborhood.
Facility constructed under my assistance: Two door-double chamber urine diversion dry toilet.
Funding: The main source of funding for the project was group contribution.
|Children visiting the UDDT toilet in Namwela Community compound|