EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Action on Public Sanitation
Year and location
2007. Litoral, Bata. Equatorial Guinea.
Raquel Larrea Martinez
Escuelas de Promotores Rurales de Bata
Conducting theoretical and practical courses on dry toilets to prevent issues with unhealthy conditions due to seeping from traditional latrines into aquifers.
Qualified local staff from the urban communities in Bata.
Equatorial Guinea has two distinct seasons: dry season and rainy season. Despite the abundance of water, major cities do not have drinking water due to seepage in aquifers. On the other hand, only the big cities such as Bata and Malabo have hydroelectric plants, and although it is a warm country with many hours of solar incidence, there are no facilities for the use of this energy.