Without access to suitable sanitation facilities, many things can go wrong. Improper waste disposal leads to land and water contamination... it contributes to the spread of disease that can lead to illness and even death... it can be a hazardous trap...
For Claudine and her family, these were real concerns. She, her husband, and their two children live in Cyanika and used to avoid using their traditional latrine for fear of falling in due to its poor condition. As a result, the family often contracted water-borne diseases.
However, after one of our projects that brought ecosan latrines to their community, Claudine and her family now have access to sanitation and a latrine that can be used without worry! This new, safe option has given Claudine hope for the future and health for her family.