We build capacity for the poor in rural Africa
Nascent Solutions promotes independence and sustainable development, especially among women and youth; working closely with vulnerable communities to craft durable solutions. Our Focus:
We empower individuals and communities with simple sustainable solutions. To date Nascent Solutions is registered and runs operations in Liberia, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and Cameroon.
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Improper disposal of human waste is a leading cause of water-borne diseases in tropical Africa. Without working sewage systems or septic pumping systems, many communities rely on unsanitary pit toilets, often dug down to the highwater level, directly contaminating drinking sources. Nascent is exploring compost toilet models, for introduction in Cameroon in keeping with our sustainable development goals.
Most pit-toilets currently in use are poorly constructed, poorly ventilated, chronically odorous and chronically unclean. Compost toilets offer an easily cleaned and maintained alternative.
Less labor intensive in construction, compost toilets are a dignified sanitation option for many of our low resourced beneficiary communities, including refugees and the rural poor.
Requiring no water, presenting no risk of pollution to groundwater sources. Compost toilets give rural communities a chance to lead the world into a sustainable future.
Transparency is the key to working in challenging environments.
We limit our operating costs by relying heavily on the assistance of volunteers and members of the communities we serve. Our goal is to implement low input projects that cascade in output effects in our target communities.Reports
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With the support of committed sponsors and partners, we are making a lasting impact.