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Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity

Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households


Countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands (for Ukraine); Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania; Province Overijssel Netherlands
Partners: Black Sea Womens' Club, Earth Forever Foundation, EuroTeleorman Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), MAMA-86, Medium et Sanitas Slobozia
Issues: Water & Sanitation
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010

The Project Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity is a three year ecological sanitation and organic waste composting program for poor rural communities. It is sponsored by Fondation Ensemble and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and coordinated by WECF. The aim of the project is to implement dry urine diverting toilets, wastewater and organic solid waste treatment systems for schools and private households in

In each country, WECF has local NGOs as project partners that carry out the implementation.

The project is expected to have long term positive effects: reduction of ground (drinking) water pollution, improved health of the villagers, and reduction of health cost thus leading to a reduction of poverty. Possibly, urine as fertilizer and compost as soil conditioner will increase harvests yields.

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