Multi functions of rural store in Kenya

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Ideas inspired by: Stacking Solutions, Posted September 5, 2015, by: Owen Geiger

This is a great sketch showing how several functions can be done at one location. Many of the local needs are met at one establishment, such as a rural store.

Owen Geiger says, in the blog post cited above, “Toilets, water, depleted tropical soils, and refrigeration are four of the myriad challenges of the developing world.”

The toilet in the sketch is not just a place for humans to deposit their body waste. It can also be used to capturing methane, which can provide energy (converted to gas for cooking and lighting and heating), or to run steam turbines and to produce electricity or to power small machines. The human waste can also furnish fertilizer to depleted costal soils.

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