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Fresh Water and Sanitation

Ever wondered what it would be like to have no access to a toilet or water? 

 

Hard to imagine..

Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Throughout the world, an estimated 2.5 billion people lack basic sanitation (more than 35% of the world's population). About 4,000 children die everyday from related and preventable illness. 

The global cost for sanitation related illness and productivity loss is about $260US billion annually (world bank). Any investment in sanitation produces a 5 to 1 payback.

 

This simple design provides inexpensive toilet that can be used as simple transportation for water and other essentials.

 

The "Portatoilet" separates waste from human and insect contact which mitigates the spread of disease. 

 

The toilet can also be used as a cart to carry water and other essentials. 

 

A simple and inexpensive tool that can lessen the impact and improve quality of life for millions.  

Toilet:

Safety -  User privacy and safety using toilet close to or in home

Simplicity - Simple assembly in 30 minutes with simple tools

Sanitation - Contain and separate waste from insects  

Construction - Light, portable and sustainable, includes wash shelve 

Cost - Inexpensive, readily available material 

 

Cart:

Efficient -Transports 5 times the amount of water weight / essentials

Versatile - Light and balanced is pulled by human, animal or vehicle

Now put people to work.

 

Depending on the location and situation, this design can be prefabricated. The carts are then assembled utilizing homeless labor. They can earn money, gain shelter and the opportunity to get back into the workforce. The work program can be coordinated with other agencies and available programs to help rehabilitate participants, with the goal of helping get people off the street permanently.