We’ve teamed up with International Medical Outreach to get our Loveable Loo system off the ground and provide a working example to the community of a new technology.
No odour, no flies–pit latrines throughout Uganda often are a health hazard. Without proper ventilation or squat holes, they are a breeding ground for pathogens such as Hepatitis A and Ecoli while also a hotspot for the transmission of hook worm. Besides playing host to diseases, they are unpleasant to use because of their odour and flies. When cover material is applied properly to the loveable loo no odour escapes which means no flies. The composting process eliminates, weakens or greatly diminishes any disease harmful to human health. No odour, no disease and no flies!
Water friendly– a water efficient flush toilet uses 6 litres per flush, other toilets may use up to 13 litres of water. This is a huge volume to pour away every day. The Loveable Loo uses a minimal amount of water, only used in the process of rinsing the buckets.
Enriching our land– when we flush away our waste or put it in a hole and cover it, it truly is a waste. Human faecal material and urine is full of valuable soil nutrients. After the composting period, you’re left with humanure, the equivalent of an energy drink for your plants. This can be used for growing crops or just improving the soil on your land.
Between Kacheera Camp and St. Stevens School, we hope our loos will inspire others to leave the pit latrine behind and jump on the composting bandwagon.