Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
Toilets needed for families, large and small communities must be a system that will safely process the feces and be able to easily convert it to safe fertilizer. This video is for those to give the initial background of the toilet we are looking for.
SOIL: Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods
Has an excellent product I have seen at Matthew 25 house in PAP. It is permanent yet easy to maintain and retrieve the finished compost.
This video is from SOIL click here to see their website.
Some other appropriate materials on composting toilets for Haiti can be found on this article.The author of this has also developed the "Arborloo"; an in place compost toilet system into which you plant a tree.
Composting toilets are a health benefit when sanitation is improved by composting this hazard into a sanitary fertilizer. They also conserve valuable water resources.
Great article that shows how much water it can save on The Zhang family toilet
For family toilets we believe this video shows the best system. There is a real shortage of toilet paper for most Haitians so we want the room to have a container of 1 foot long vetiver grass bunches that can be used like toilet paper when twisted and folded then thrown on top of pile. Another container of saw dust of cane husks with a small of finished compost that has the most microbial life in it should be used to cover pile adding carbon to reduce smell. This will jump start the composting process, when containers fill they will be dumped on composting piles.
Before attempting to make compost pile you should read this Humanure Handbook 3rd addition, buy or free download chapter at a time
(CBS News) Microsoft magnate Bill Gates is best known for creating a revolution in computers. But he believes innovations in toilet technology could also change the world and save millions of lives.
Gates could spend his billions on just about anything, but he decided to have his foundation host a toilet fair in Seattle.
"We need to come up with something that has the same attractive properties as the flush toilet and yet can be made available to everyone on the planet," Gates said in an address at the fair. "And so we can think of that as a toilet for the 21st century."
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up nearly $7 million for engineers to overthrow the kind of "throne" we've known.
It's not glamorous but it is important. An estimated 2.6 billion people - about 40 percent of the world's population - do not have access to sanitation. That's eight times the population of the United States.
A cheeky video on the foundation's website sends a serious message. It's an animated and frank look at where human waste piles up without access to functioning toilets that warns "in no time you have a big pile of...problems."
Drinking and bathing water becomes contaminated and disease spreads. Children often suffer the most with 1.5 million dying worldwide each year from poor sanitation.