Imagine having to walk for miles to find somewhere safe and clean to go to the toilet. Add to that inconvenient access the exposure to disease, lack of privacy, and indignity. This is the situation families, and particularly women, face daily whose privacy is violated by not having a latrine. Furthermore, bad health caused by poor sanitation adversely affects the family economy and nutrition.
A composting toilet is a special type of toilet that not improves privacy and plays a vital role in keeping families safe from deadly diseases, it also produces compost from human waste. So families benefit from improved health and dignity while their crops benefit from having a renewable source of environmentally friendly fertilizer!