Redhorse Constructors, UC Berkeley RAEL, Kao Design Group
The Human Needs Project – A Community Pod – endeavors to bring clean water, public baths and sanitation to more people in Kibera through the use of green technology, while setting up an economic model to ensure its financial health, and autonomy as a co-op, to be owned by its users, vendors and employees. The Community Pod will include a well; public baths; WCs; a Café / playground; a Market Place; the production, sale and maintenance of water-purifiers; the rental, recharging and maintenance of solar batteries for home use; and an Information Kiosk, where weekly lessons will be held on anything the community decides to learn about. The Human Needs Project
CONNIE NIELSEN, Project coordinator, HNP Wiki Administrator; Actor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001567/ DAVID WARNER , Project coordinator; CEO - Redhorse Constructors; DANIEL KAMMEN, Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – World Bank; Professor in Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory KENNETH KAO & KDG Team, Lecturer in Architecture, Department of Architecture, Harvard; CEO of Kao Design Group; DANIEL PRULL, Ph.D, LEED® AP BD+C Energy Director - Redhorse Constructors: Project coordinator WILLIAM OGUTU, Kibera resident, site coordination and legal, permitting The Human Needs Project Team YEMA KHALIF, Kibera resident, website JIM WUNDERMAN CEO Bay Area Council, Economic Team SONNY AULAKH , CEO of Greenlightapparel.com, Economic Team JEFF ANSLEY , CEO of Natron Resources, Economic Team ANDY BARKETT, Greenlightapparel.com, Economic Team JOYCE OKEKO, Legal, Site coordination and legal, permitting VANESSA GETTY, activist/fundraiser STEPHANIE COYOTE, Volunteer
Pilot Project Site Kibera, Kenya, Google Earth View
- Without access to safe toilet facilities, many Kibera residents are forced to use public areas, most often drainage routes, to relieve themselves . These drainage waste channels are unprotected and it is common for people, especially children, to come in contact with the waste as it travels out of the slum. This waste often contains diseases such as Typhoid and Cholera, which kill between 10 – 50% of those infected. Toilet facilities must be built to prevent human waste from spreading disease.
Kibera residents are often unable to wash their hands before preparing food or doing other things that can cause diseases to enter their bodies. This is because clean water must be accessed from pre-filled water tanks which are controlled by landlords and are often difficult or expensive for residents to use. To prevent the spread of disease, Kibera residents need affordable and convenient public access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and washing.
There are no sewered toilets in Kibera and most of the households have traditional pit latrines. These are inadequate and fill up quickly. Limited access to exhauster services has rendered about 30 percent of latrines unusable.
The shortage of pit latrines is brought about by lack of space for new construction and landlords who are unwilling to incur the extra expense. Most of the groups indicated that up to 150 people share a pit latrine.
Lack of adequate latrines forces residents to use alternative means of excreta disposal, such as polythene bags referred to as "flying toilets" (wrap and throw method). These are commonly used at night when residents consider it insecure to use latrines outside. Children defecate in small plastic buckets for cooking fat (e.g. Kasuku) which are emptied by the mothe either in the next pit latrine or sewer.
Solid waste covers this river running by some latrines. Mothers and girls fetch water from a bursted main pipe.
X Mobile Technology Containers Drinking Water Energy Adult Education Showers / Laundry Sewage/Waste Wi-fi Cafe Modular Containers: 20ft x 8ft Potentially donated ‘end of life’ shipping containers Community Center Store