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Cross-Cultural Compost-Toilet Workshops

Brazilian experts share their skills with African participants to learn about and build permaculture toilets.

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Plan Africa supported by Permaculture Latin America, hosted Ferro Cement Workshops and Compost Toilet Building workshops in Mozambique and South Africa in 2009. The workshops were aimed at the permaculture development community. Artisans with experience with building and plastering were trained by three Brazilian experts in the Ferro-cement field who have been instrumental in developing thousands of  ferro-cement water tanks in Brazil. The workshops offered an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to build low cost water tanks that are cheaper and healthier than modern plastic water tanks. These skills could then be applied to setting up a business that builds water tanks, thus creating a ripple affect of employment.


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