Our Approach on Environmental Health
Field volunteers who are trained in environmental health using appropriate technologies engage the community to address the needs of clean water, healthy sanitation, and efficient cookstoves. Community-centered and maintained improvements include:
- Potable water systems providing clean water to entire communities.
- Fuel-efficient stoves which save precious forest and reduce respiratory illness caused by cooking over an open flame.
- Purifying water sources using locally available filter systems.
- Compost latrines.
- Environmental health education and organizing to ensure the community knows how to use and maintain these improvements.