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Tierra Grata

Tecnología y comunicaciones
Bolívar - Cartagena

What is Tierra Grata?

Social Organization Tierra Grata looks to diminish social inequality of rural homes guaranteeing the access to energy, water and sanitation, via the installation of social technologies of low cost, easy installation, that are friendly with the environment and replicable. The social intervention which the organization develops uses participative methodologies which allow for the identification of problems, socializing and building joint solutions. They have a bathroom toilet which does not use water and turns solid waste into compost using a mixture of lime, sawdust and ashes.

What impact does Tierra Grata generate?

With participative methodologies, the project trains women in good water and sanitation practices, and installs bathroom infrastructure at a low cost, with ecological sanitation which avoids waste of 270,000 liters of water per year and the pollution of hydric sources. Currently there are 7 prototypes of the project in three rural communities of Colombia. As well as generating natural compost, it reduces gastrointestinal and vaginal infections in women, who manage their menstruation and pregnancies with welfare and comfort and avoid sexual abuse due to lack of spaces for sanitation.

How has RECON supported Tierra Grata?

It was one of the 18 finalists of the RECON 2017 contest, and thus obtained participation in two training courses: The first was in Value Transformation with the Dalai Lama Center of MIT, the second was for the strengthening of the social business model, training which was in charge of Impact Hub, Athena and RECON.

Furthermore, it has been seen on the RECON platform and other media such as El Tiempo, El Espectador, amongst others.