In Sanskrit, Manavta (pronounced Maa-navta) means Humanity.


In short:

  • We are a non-profit organization that builds sustainable sanitation facilities at rural schools.
  • Our toilets turn liquid waste into a high-nitrogen fertilizer and hard waste into soil conditioner for farms nearby.
  • We involve community leaders in all aspects of our work; by building these toilets together, community members know how to fix them. This is sustainable from a grassroots level, as there aren't very many plumbers in rural Nepal.
  • Our education plan is critical to the success of our projects. We run hygiene and sanitation workshops, delivered by local health practitioners and educators.

Our work started in Nepal, a country where only 45% of the population has access to a toilet, and most villages are using their limited water resources to flush human waste - turning rivers into open sewers. Our sustainable toilet designs and innovative education strategy position us to change open defecation behaviour, reclaim the environment and empower children and their families.


Interested in our research and strategy? Check out what our engineers and education team have been working on.

We are always seeking to learn and grow. If you have a passion for adventure, we would love to have you on our team: