The toilets and showers are built according to a model already in use in the country called Inodoro Ecologico Popular, developed by the Nicaraguan organization CIPRES with the support of the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation). It is a simple, effective, family-friendly, easy-to-install, low-water consumption and low-cost sewage treatment system. The Ecological Odor Popular is so called because unlike other traditional systems, it does not generate odour. It's "ecological" to differentiate it from traditional latrines that pollute the environment, and differs from conventional toilets that use a lot of water. It is "popular" because it is the cheapest and most accepted by the population.
The construction of the services as it is used in the area is located outside the house, where the shower is also integrated. The construction of the services is done by a team of 5 people from the community to whom we have provided training.
Almost every family has also equipped itself with a washhouse, thus replacing the practice of washing in the lake.