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Published on Jan 15, 2016

Data Collection in Las Mercedes

Over the past week, our team surveyed and enrolled nearly 80 families in Las Mercedes in our comparative sanitation study. Half of these families will receive a pour/flush toilet, and the other ha...

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Published on Jan 11, 2016

Training Day

Today we trained the staff at the clinic in nearby Las Flores who will be assisting us with data collection throughout the duration of the study. The training was a collaboration between faculty f...

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Published on Jan 06, 2016

Project Update

This space has been a bit quiet as of late due to stalled implementation at one of the project sites over the past year. Thankfully, we are now ready to resume the study but will have to re-gather...

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Published on Apr 02, 2015

Project Update

As you all know, this space has been a bit quiet over the past several weeks. Spring is a busy time here at Water Missions as we hold our annual Walk for Water on World Water Day every year. This...

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Published on Mar 11, 2015

What is a Healthy Latrineā„¢?

In this research study we are comparing two different models of sanitation - one is a standard pour/flush latrine to a pit, the other - an ecological latrine where the waste is dehydrated and then ...

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Published on Mar 10, 2015

Some Preliminary Results

Our research team is now back in the US and has been pouring over the baseline surveys we conducted in Honduras. One of the most striking findings from our preliminary research is the high rate of ...

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Published on Mar 06, 2015

We're Halfway There!

We have officially surpassed our halfway mark! (Funded at 62%, to be exact). Thanks to all who have donated to this important project. You'll be happy to know that we were able to extend the fun...

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Published on Mar 04, 2015

A Visit from the Nurses in Las Flores

Yesterday the nursing staff from the nearby clinic in Las Flores joined us in the field. They will be assisting us with follow-up phases of the research and we wanted to train them...

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Published on Mar 01, 2015

The Need for Safe Sanitation in El Varillal

Today we moved on to our second of two communities for the study. El Varillal is much smaller and more compact. The people here are very friendly, offering our research team cookies...

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Published on Feb 27, 2015

Busy Days in Honduras

As this research project will involve multiple cycles and take place over the course of at least one year, we have begun data collection for the first phase in Comayagua, Honduras. We are hopeful ...

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Published on Feb 24, 2015

Should ecological sanitation carry a health warning?

WELL Briefing note 27 from Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University assesses the health risks associated with different stages in the ecological sanitation process....

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Published on Feb 13, 2015

Composting latrine vs. flush toilet: A crowd-funded study

"The composting pit latrine has long been the gold standard for sanitation in global development.SOIL builds an easy-to clean model with centralized composting stations in Haiti, Toilets for People...

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Thank you Ray Ray! It means a lot to me that you donated and that we share the urge to be involved in important issues in the developing world. I know you have seen the need first hand as well. Thanks again!
Mar 12, 2015
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Wow - Manuel & Cheri, I am blown away by your generosity and for contributing to this project. What a beautiful way to honor Bill. I can assure you that your donation will be used wisely and with it we will be able to cover our project expenses so that we can complete our study of this innovative model of sanitation. Hopefully with a better understanding of the risks and success indicators involved with this technology, we will be better able to make use of this technology for users whom it is appropriate for. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity!
Mar 12, 2015
Can we safely recycle human waste in a developing country?
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Thank you Jane! We will gladly share it. And thank you for your support.
Feb 11, 2015
Can we safely recycle human waste in a developing country?
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