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Peepoople: Be thankful you have a toilet



NAIROBI: The usually straightforward act of going to the toilet is far from simple in Kibera, the sprawling slum on the edge of Kenya's capital.

Hundreds of thousands of people, whose homes are little more than makeshift shacks, are crammed into an area that lacks the most basic water and sanitation facilities, and where just one public toilet is available to every 300 people.

The result is two-fold: First, people become adept at holding it in, often spending hours in discomfort. And second, they eventually find relief by doing the necessary in a plastic bag, and then tossing it out onto the street or path outside.

Hence "flying toilets", one of the many scourges of life in Kibera.


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No reason why they can't dig a latrine. An 11 year old can do it

I learned how to dig and make a latrine, complete with a convenient toilet paper holder when I was 11 years old from the Boy Scouts of America, the greatest practical education system ever created.

You don't pump them out, you fill it in and dig another in a different place.
The stuff I learned below has given me a huge advantage over men that weren't Boy Scouts.

I learned swimming(mile swim), Robert's Rules of order, lifesaving & cert. lifeguard, sailing, rowing, motor-boating, skin diving, first aid, acting, public speaking, knife safety, compass reading, orienteering, all the knots, power tool woodworking, fighting forest fires (unit citation from Canadian government), wilderness bridge building(Camp Jayhawk), fly and hand fishing, mineral, tree and plant identification, nature and environmental respect, leadership, hiking(50 mi.), canoeing (150 mi.), cooking, axe handling, tracking, poisonous plants, stalking, fire starting and safety, skin diving, survival techniques, astronomy and celestial navigation, Semaphore, auto maintenance, camping and wilderness preparedness, archery, square dancing, cycling & bike repair, coin and stamp collecting, pet care, electricity, home repairs, rifle and shotgun, pioneering, snow & water skiing, citizenship and more!

Get your kid into the Scouts, and be a Scoutmaster.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Bidet toilet attachment is a

Bidet toilet attachment is a simple and inexpensive way to retrofit your existing toilet into a hygienic bidet.

I wish we had more public toilets

At least in NORCAL, along the 80, HWY 5 isn't so bad, but tis the season, snow chains, white outs, long waits over the Donner pass and other areas.. rest rooms closed.. and lots of pee and poopy bags, yellow snow and people stuck from pulling over and trying to find cover from the traffic..

And what would be a great solution, rather than the state building these facitlites but more competition with privately owned stops that become destinations.. like Granzellas.. restrooms are clean, ample space, nicely decorated, inviting.. and they have built an empire in the middle of nowhere just becasue they understood that an inviting clean well maintained restroom is a luxury on the road people don't take for granted.. The food is great, the grocery is facinating all kinds of interesting foods, comfort foods, olive bar, great sandwiches, great bakery.. and you never know who you might see there.

On the 395.. same problem and Schats Bakkeree became a destination because they provided a great restroom, and their Jalepeno cheese bread is the best (if not an original.. people lined up with groery bags full of cheese bread.. decent sandwiches, but the cheesebread is worth the drive http://www.erickschatsbakery.com/

You ought to see the ground

along the German autobahn. There are some places where it's covered with poo and tp flags.

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Thanksgiving day bump

Happy day everyone, from the grande old city of Taipei, Taiwan, where thankfully there is no need for the peepoople bag.

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should be collected and air dropped on DC to make a compost parking lot out of it...8)
That video certainly makes one thankful for many many things.

Happy Thanksgiving Michael and DP

Reminds me of my favorite poop song and

poop activism!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Funny, I was going to suggest

Funny, I was going to suggest the Humanure Handbook myself.


It's a great book

I'm trying to get my entire property off the grid. I want to eliminate my septic tank too. Looking into incinolet's, etc. but can't seem to shake the bucket idea. Wife will probably kill me when she comes home and see the porcelain throne gone!

"Let's all poop in a bucket and together we can save the world" LOL

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Why don't you like your septic tank?

I love my septic tank! 1000 gallons for 3 people and it needs a $200 pump every 6 years! I didn't even know where it was at for 5 years.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Because it's only 40 feet to groundwater, and besides

we should all cut our grey water going to septics and city sewer. It's better to water the trees than pollute the ground or recycle it down at the treatment plant.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Why wouldn't you

incorporate the throne into your plans?

scroll down to see their styles http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/1144303713/new_design_one_...

It's a great idea to defecate

It's a great idea to defecate in our drinking water, yummy!

Hey bartender, give me a glass of water with a shot of chlorine.