RESTORING BASIC NECESSITIES
The Uganda WC Project is our water, sanitation, hygiene and health programme in Uganda. Our pilot saw the design and construction of eco-san dehydrating compost toilets in Kampala, Uganda in August 2018. These were low-cost and sustainable, using materials wisely available in the local area. Initiated in 2016, this project began on a partnership basis with The University of Sheffield's SIDshare and the development organisation; Kids Club Kampala (KCK).
Our WC projects have three key elements:
1) WASH - reducing open defecation, improving health and sanitation and reducing the spread of disease.
2) Community First - Our projects are tailored with the ABCA (Asset Based Community Development) philosophy. This focuses on empowering communities with the technical skills and confidence to continue replicating these community compost toilets with our support. We engage the local communities in the design and construction, and empower local women’s initiative to take ownership of their new assets.
3) Social enterprise - by providing the compost, the communities have a new potential source of income or asset to use for local agriculture.