Humana People to People

Humana People to People

Eco-san toilets

HPP India: The demand for toilets is growing in the villages, as the benefits are obvious. Many villagers are now ready to contribute 30% of the cost.

At Community Development Projects in India 82 members of 5 Women’s Self Help Groups from 5 villages held a training session on theoretical and practical skills on different issues such as sanitation, use of effective micro-organism, vermi compost and building and using Eco Sanitation toilets, rope pumps, and siphon water filters.

The members of SHGs held 10 trainings in the use of eco-san toilets. More than 146 women participated. The project has spread knowledge about new concept of eco-sanitation and low cost toilets. Especially women are happy for toilets, as they are the ones facing most problems with open defecation. On top of that they favor the Eco-San toilets, as only a third of the water needed in a normal toilet is enough to keep it clean.