Services for hygienic use
Use depends on the quality of the whole preceeding process. Supply-driven programmes, not based on household demand and participation, resulted in toilets that are not completed and used or used for other purposes.
04 Mar 13
In Kerala, local members of the ward water and sanitation committees visit each installed toilet three times: at completion, after one month and after three months. The visiting members look at the hygienic toilet and discuss use practices with the lady of the house.
Bangladesh pit latrines will power a business not a crisis
Is there a sustainable business case for sanitation?
The business case for sanitation in developing countries is testified by the thousands of small scale entrepreneurs springing up to tackle problems of open defecation and process faecal waste and urine. Will these businesses be profitable and sustainable? Can they address the huge scale of the problem? Will they address the issues in rural areas as well as urban areas? These questions are much harder to answer.