July 23. 2015
Start of construction of the first Bio-Waste Facility in Machakos Town
Last week we started the construction of our first Public Bio-Waste facility in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society Machakos and Umande Trust Nairobi! The bio-waste centre in the middle of town includes public toilets, two biogas digesters (one for organic waste, one for human waste), community kitchen, community hall/restaurant, water selling point, information centre, garbage sorting area, recycling storage, community training programs on water and sanitation and health, and a one-year community capacity building program to form and train community groups to run, maintain and own the facility, creating local employment and at the same time as improving waste management, providing a more healthy living environment for the whole community. Exciting!