Cow dung drying to be used as fuel. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll have the cows for this, though we should think about efficient and sustainable alternatives.
The toilets are usually located on a step in the bathroom to ensure that water from washing does not flow into the septic tank.
Everything is kept off the floor. This makes it much easier to clean and reduces the hiding places for creatures -snakes, spiders, rats, crickets amongst other things. This is a picture of us having difficulty trying to get rid of a frog!
I have just been taught by an 8 year old girl that “you should not use a shower to wash because it uses too much water….you should use a bucket and jug”.
The electricity in the village us very unreliable, there are power cuts almost daily. Those people who are lucky enough to have a well put water tanks up high, usually on the roof. They use an electric pump to fill them up, they then have a supply of water when there is no electricity. The switches on the pumps are manual so sometimes water can be wasted when the pumps are not switched off.
There is no organised garbage collection in the village. Organic waste is fed to the animals and what is left is burnt in small piles, in the garden or in the field or just by the roadside.
We will have to carefully consider our waste management plan for the school.