There is a solution! SENT + ENLACE, along with church and community leaders, are building composting latrines made of brick and a tin roof to protect users from the elements. These prevent waste from contaminating water sources as it is stored in a cement container. Composted waste is then used as fertilizers for crops and gardens. The latrine project also provides waste disposal education, health awareness training and technical support. As a result, the community has seen a decrease in illnesses and have gained a renewed sense of pride. Win, win and more win!
On teaming up with local health officials and others in their community, Pastor Juan Ramirez of Casa del Alfarero says, “I am proud of what our church has been involved in. God’s love can come in many ways. Here, we are building latrines that turn waste into fertilizer and don’t leak into the water table. The impact is very great! We just need to build more.”