Ecological latrines in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán – Guatemala

7 December, 2017 | by ASFES

This project of Architects Without Borders is based on the development and experimentation of technology of ecological latrines and to contribute to the local counterpart technical support in the project.

With this project in the area they have been developing the work and improving the living conditions of the population. On the other hand, the economy is being reactivated with the fertilizer they generate and that improves the quality of farmland.

This project is associated with a whole training and supervision program. Prior to the construction and use of the ecological latrines, training is imparted to the families who will use them. They become familiar with them and learn the proper use of them. Once delivered to its beneficiaries, a complete monitoring and monitoring process is carried out to ensure good use and check the acceptance of latrines in the day-to-day community. This project also encourages the use of manure generated for the land or the sale of the area.

Another of the lines of work of this project is the investigation of the latrines themselves to improve them in every way. Ease of transport, construction savings, cost reduction, design improvement, search for alternative materials available in the community environment, etc.

In the end everything converges in being able to create something that can generate local wealth and the community advances in every sense, both social, economic, ecological and participatory.

San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán,Huehuetenango,Huehuetenango,Guatemala
11 June 2017