Innovative Sanitation with HAPPY-LOO in the Philippines
Despite being ranked as middle-income country by recent economic indexes, the Philippines continues to suffer from vast challenges posed by poor sanitation and diseases heavily affecting poor communities health and wellbeing. Finnish company Ekolet offers a practical innovation, the so-called Happy-Loo toilet, in order to meet basic sanitation needs. In cooperation with the Czech NGO, People in Need (PIN), Ekolet intends to roll out a pilot project in marginalized and underserved areas of Metro Manila (Rizal, Caloocan City, Muntinlupa City or Quezon City) to demonstrate benefits and advantages of such ecological prototypes.
Ekolet Happy-Loo toilet is odorless and does not need water, electricity, or any additives to function. It does not need any sewage network and thus is very cost effective, especially when compared to traditional water toilet solutions. It stops effectively spreading of diseases and gives valuable fertilizer as end product.
Pictures below: Ekolet Happy-Loo toilets in Nairobi, Kenya
More information on Ekolet Happy-Loo toilet
1) Happy-Loo toilet http://ekolet.com/product/inexpensive-odorless-dry-composting-toilet/
2) Use and Service video of Ekolet Happy-Loo https://youtu.be/_1Okx5BXC98
3) Why Ekolet composting toilet is necessary https://youtu.be/WIPfaPVpOqg
People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO established in 1992, which provides emergency relief, development assistance and human rights support in multiple countries across the globe. Active in the Philippines since 2013, PIN has delivered life-saving assistance to victims of typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Samar, one of the poorest areas of the country. In the same area, PIN is now conducting a longer-term action to enhance sustainable income and resilience of local small-scale farmers. Since 2016, PIN has upheld land rights claims of indigenous people (IPs) and farmers in Leyte, Negros and Mindanao and worked on Urban DRR with vulnerable communities.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
To run a demonstration project lasing for one year (2018), People in Need would need a minimum financial allocation equal to 15 000 USD. The budget would include a set of different items, such as toilets (one for women and one for men), installation of toilets and the toilet buildings, need assessment, capacity building, data collection and feedback gathering from target beneficiaries, overall management and oversight, visibility actions and final reporting. After the demonstration period, the toilets will remain and be used within the selected communities.
We are currently seeking companies with a clear understanding over the importance of good sanitation and committed to empower vulnerable communities via their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Possible financial contributions to the project are following (please see visibility plan below for details):
- PLATINUM: 10,000 USD
- GOLD: 5,000 USD
- SILVER: 1,000 USD
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
Apart from enhancing practical solutions to sanitation in the Philippines, sponsoring companies will gain wide exposure through a broad spectrum of communication channels and material. The scope and extent of sponsors’ visibility will be proportional to the contribution devolved for the implementation of the proposed project. For further information, please refer to PIN Visibility Plan below.
People in Need (PIN)
Claudia Oriolo, claudia.oriolo(a)peopleinneed.cz, Mobile: +63 (0) 926 053 7250
Kalle Ylösjoki, kalle.ylosjoki(a)ekolet.com, Mobile: +358 (0) 50 4866 467
People in Need
Philippines National Bank
Branch Guian, San Nicolas Street
Eastern Samar, Philippines
Account no. 563816200018
Swift code: PNBMPHMM
|– PIN Global Facebook (5 posts on average on a daily basis with 51,000 fans on the Czech profile, 11,000 fans on English profile + further 250,000 readers via paid advertising);||●||●|
|– PIN Philippines Facebook, recently launched with 2 posts on average per day||●||●||●|
|– PIN Twitter (10 Tweets on average on a daily basis with 6,000 followers on the Czech profile, 1,500 followers on English profile);||●||●|
|– PIN Website (1,500- 20,000 unique accesses on average per day)||●|
|2||MASS MEDIA: Media outputs (articles, stories, short videos etc.) in the European and Philippine media with the support of PIN headquarters Communication and Advocacy Department||●||●|
|3||PIN Philippines Bimonthly Newsletter (targeting UN Agencies, NGOs, National and Local Government, Civil Society)||●||●||●|
|5||Presentation of Happy-Loo project during official meetings, e.g. coordination meetings with INGO networks (monthly), Urban DRR network (once a month), local governmental units across the Philippines (regular basis, once or twice a week).||●|
|7||Sponsor logos on info and visual materials, banners, leaflets disseminated during organised consultations and demonstration activities (quantity to be agreed upon with sponsors and proportional to contribution)||●||●||●|
|9||Project presentation and recognition to sponsors in PIN’s information and communication material of PIN Global, such annual report, case studies etc, shared through PIN global networks (quantity to be agreed upon with sponsors and proportional to contribution)||●||●|
|10||Happy-Loo t-shirts and other ad-hoc visual tools with sponsor logos (quantity to be agreed upon with sponsors and proportional to contribution)||●||●|
|11||Sponsor name and logo to the information placard on the toilet walls||●||●||●|
|12||Invitation and visibility in the sanitation pilot kick-off event||●||●||●|