Category: health

Indonesian environmental volunteers embrace the Vetiver System

agriculture, climate change, disaster mitigation, erosion, health, Network News, slope stabilization, urban, wastewater, water Vetiver System has been used in Indonesia for at least 20 years, and in particular the East Bali Poverty Project used VS for a number of effective applications.  Other groups and companies have used VS…

Vetiver protects latrines and provides privacy hedge in Haiti

Millions of dollars are being spent on improving public sanitation.  Most is expensive and will only reach just a few communities – those living in rural areas get little or no help. Even in most cities in the developing world…

THE VETIVER LATRINE

THE VETIVER LATRINE from Roger Gietzen (see: http://www.healthy-mind-body.com/humanitarian/vetiver_latrine.html for details of vetiver latrine design and its construction) “It’s now been three years since I started installing vetiver latrines in Haiti.  For all those who helped me with that project, I want to…

Haiti — Vetiver Latrine update by Roger Gietzen

In 2016 while doing community development work in a rural farming region in Haiti, I became aware of the serious sanitation problem.  Open defecation is the norm and diseases such as Cholera are active.  The locals suggested building a single community latrine…