Iyolwa – Water & Health
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Status

Ongoing

Started

April 2015

Members

30

Country

Uganda

Place

Iyolwa

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Status

Ongoing

Started

April 2015

Members

30

Country

Uganda

Place

Iyolwa

Technologies

Technologies

Technical solutions are necessary to create a basic hygienic water supply. We have used the following technologies in our projects since 2015.

Urine-diverting dry toilets

In the first project phase in 2015, a sanitary complex was built for the girls’ hostel. Urine-diverting dry toilets allow the reuse of faeces as fertilizer.

Slow sand filter

In the project phases 2016 and 2017, water treatment plants and cisterns were built. The slow sand filters clean rainwater so that it is also available in the dry season.

ISSB

Since 2016 we have been building our buildings using environmentally friendly ISSB technology. The bricks are pressed from locally available materials instead of being fired like conventional bricks.