This month, Sanitation project team has been conducting the annual evaluation
survey on the MSABI household latrines.
During a routine stop at a household Eco san latrine in Namawala, the
team comprising of Sarah,myself and Stanislaus found a jerry can full of concentrated
urine. Upon educating the family on its importance, the team decided to show
the family and curious onlookers on just how it’s done
|Educating the members of the household on just how to do it.|
The team diluted the 20l jerry can
of conc. urine such that one part of urine was mixed with 4 parts of water. Adjacent
to the toilet was a field full of sweet potatoes on which we applied the urine at
the base of 3 ridges.
|Digging the trench at the base of the ridge in which to apply the diluted urine|
|Stanislaus applying the diluted urine. Curious onlookers watching in the background|
This caused excitement from the family and the onlookers that one
person took 20l of the diluted urine to use on his maize farm…just to see for
himself whether it really works! The family invited us back for breakfast once the sweet potatoes are ready. Should be a yummy treat!