wHERE ALL TRIBES LIVE TOGETHER In PEACE.
Cultural practices are a part of the identity of a rural community. Development work must be enfused by local culture.
SOLAR ENERGY WATER PUMP
In order to improve access to clean water in Koussougba, BCB constructed the first solar powered water pump in 2011. The water pump is in the village and drastically reduces the time women take to search for water. Koussougba is located in Atakpame, the central region of Togo.
BCB also executed the WASH ("Water Sanitation and Hygiene") program in Koussougba, in the Atakpame. Alongside the Technology of Participation (ToP®) workshops and grassroots activities, we introduced simple technologies for sanitation and hygiene in order to reduce instances of waterborne diseases.
The long wait to find water. BCB staff and community members
Our funder and the Chief of Koussougba surrounded by community in celebration of achieving our goal.
Eco-San Toilets create fertilizer making the soil very rich while managing human waste, and reducing the spread of disease.
BCB Founder with crew and team of engineers and hydolic experts.
Dignity not "charity" is the base and foundation of our collective vision and work.
These toilets provide villages with a sanitary and sustainable option for managing human waste. They feature a closed, waterless system - an alternative to leach pit toilets in places without a WSS system.
By using the self contained, self sufficient Eco San toilets, we not only initiate change, but circumvent some of the O&M costs associated with establishing and rehabilitating sanitation facilities and infrastructure. The problem seems to be self-perpetuating; No water equals no sanitation.
EcoSan gets around that, allowing for some degree of progress, albeit small, that will, aside from improved access to sanitation, give the Togolese communities the invaluable spirit of both motivation AND self-determination.
"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. "
W. H. Auden