Addresses issues of sanitation and hygiene which still remain one of the main concerns for developing countries.
Sustainable sanitation is a matter of dignity, equality, and safety, and is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing of a community.
Designed to assist in this widespread need and as a tool for hygiene education W-Toliet is a composting toilets or dry toilets which operate without the need for flushing water. It is independent of connections to water supplies and sewers and provide a safe and hygienic sanitation alternative in areas without conventional sanitation infrastructure. It is also conceived to reduce the household water consumption and the human waste-related health risks for the villagers. The composting materials is used as fertilizer for the garden.
Benefits of improved sanitation extend well beyond reducing the risk of diarrhoea, including reducing the spread of intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which are neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering for million; reducing the severity and impact of malnutrition; promoting dignity and boosting safety, particularly among women and girls; promoting school attendance: girls’ school attendance is particularly boosted by the provision of separate sanitary facilities; and potential recovery of water, renewable energy and nutrients from fecal waste. A 2012 World Health Organization study calculated that for every $1.00 USD invested in sanitation, there was a return of $5.50 USD in lower health costs, more productivity, and fewer premature deaths.