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Rural villages in Indonesia are facing massive challenges in sanitation, that may even threaten lives. Previous and current solutions to tackle this problem has either been inadequate or adequate but unaffordable.
Alongside sanitation, food security is also a major issue in Indonesia and the developing world, and both of these have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loola Adventure Group has devised a very simple and completely autonomous wastewater treatment system, called the Safe Water Garden (SWG). The SWG is extremely easy to build, maintenance-free, and where the house owners can have complete ownership.
The system doubles up as a crop-garden (notably for chilli, together with rice, as key food ingredients for Indonesians), and this crop garden has proven to be a catalyst for villagers extending their garden and hence their food self-sufficiency. The SWG has other outcomes, such as: