ECOSAN PROGRAM

Masy Consultants is committed to promoting self-sufficiency by educating communities about EcoSan systems as an alternative and accessible solution to improve their health, natural environment and agricultural economy.

WHAT IS ECOLOGICAL SANITATION?

Ecological sanitation (EcoSan) is an integrated sanitation strategy developed through traditional knowledge and biological science in which natural processes are utilised to transform human wastes into fertile soil.

EcoSan is based on three principles:
 

(1)   Prevention of pollution rather than reactive control or mitigation

(2)   Sanitising poop and urine to create organic fertilisers

(3)   Re-purposing the safe product to enhance agricultural production

EcoSan toilet systems provide an innovative and low-cost solution to address multiple problems simultaneously and promote circular economy. These toilets bring substantial value and benefits to communities including:

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Health

Reduce contamination of drinking water supplies that lead to waterborne illnesses and infant mortality

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Environment

Keep  human wastes out of rivers, lakes and oceans while providing organic fertiliser for agriculture and reforestation

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Economy

Enable growth through compost sales, job creation in waste management, increase in agricultural yields and reduced medical costs

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Education

Empower communities with new skills and knowledge to promote self-sufficiency

ECOSAN IS FOR EVERYONE


EcoSan toilets not only benefits the public by reducing the spread of illnesses and improving environmental quality, but it also benefits the individual, family, community centres and schools using or promoting the toilets by providing livelihood opportunities, particularly in provinces with limited resources. 

As potable water supplies are becoming scarce, especially at the face of population growth, urban development and climate change, it makes less and less sense to flush away good drinking water every time someone uses the bathroom.

For vulnerable Filipino communities, there is a dire need to explore alternative sanitation solutions which are accessible and scalable.  EcoSan toilets is a proven concept with small to large ecological sanitation projects emerging around the world, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

With water-borne illnesses being a leading cause to sickness and infant mortality in the Philippines, it is imperative that businesses, government and local leaders work together to educate communities about the benefits of EcoSan versus traditional sanitation approaches.

OUR APPROACH

Masy Consultants believes that education, implementation and local ownership of innovative sanitation programs is key to lifting communities from rural poverty.

 

Together with partners, we will design and deliver EcoSan programs which:

 

(1)  Innovate and improve EcoSan systems, so that they are fit-for-purpose

(2)  Facilitate contextualised community-led sanitation and sanitation marketing

(3)  Implement education and outreach initiatives to inspire youths to become local sanitation agents

Outcomes of the program include:

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HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER COMMUNITIES

  • Reduced morbidity and mortality

  • Widespread adoption of better waste management practices

  • Increased economic growth improving the living conditions of households and farmers

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PROMOTION OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY

  • Enabled development through circular economy opportunities in agriculture

  • Creation of organic fertilisers and quality produce using local resources 

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IMPROVED EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY

  • Youths explore social entrepreneurship throughout secondary and tertiary education

  • Communities embrace continual learning and knowledge-sharing of EcoSan practices

BECOME A PARTNER

Want to make a long-lasting difference for needy communities? 

Masy Consultants is looking for partners interested in either sponsoring an EcoSan project or implementing our EcoSan program in their local community.

To learn more, please write to: masyconsultants@gmail.org