The WAND Foundation provides social development programmes with an emphasis on biodiversity, the environmental and agricultural sectors, and rural entrepreneurship for local communities in the Philippines. In collaboration with Science for Humanity, WAND aims to explore the use of treated household waste as fertilizer for crops and vegetation.
They also joined the Global Giving Challenge. There the "Ecological Sanitation and Food Security Project" is running. They target 300 marginalized families. Providing them with arborloo toilets and "pump-priming" livelihood resources will improve their economic self-sufficiency and ensure their living dignified lives rather than living like animals.
For more information about the Challenge and how to donate, kindly follow the link:
2011 - 2012
Ecological sanitation for the base of the pyramid (Closing the loop between sanitation & agriculture in Mindanao, the Philippines using lactic fermentation)
Exploring the viability of low-cost dry toilets and the use of human waste in small-scale agri-silviculture including crop trials; testing secondary treatment with vermi-composting and researching odour minimization.
We were one of the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7 (GCE7) winners and received a US$100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for to work on the project “Ecological Sanitation for the Base of the Pyramid”. This project allowed us continuing our research on the high-grade production of human-waste-mixed organic fertiliser …
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