Category: Sanitation Marketing

Toilet sales ongoing

With only one month left in the DFAT-funded Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation project the sanitation enterprises are demonstrating their independence through continuing to sell toilets. In Port Vila, Vanuatu SAMAPETA and Taburah sanitation enterprises are constructing different types of toilets for customers in Blacksand and Erakor Half Road communities, ranging from Ventilated Improved ...

Promoting inclusive sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools

The Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) is a registered business that was established as part of Live and Learn Environmental Education’s (LLEE) Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing Improvement Program (WPSMIP) through funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Civil Society WASH Fund. The CBSM aims to provide affordable and appropriate sanitation ...

Growing Demand for Sanitation Marketing in Fiji

The Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Suva, Fiji, recently received approval for the renewal of its business license from the Provincial Administrator for Rewa Province. This not only signifies another year in business for the CBSM but it was also an opportunity for the CBSM to share recent developments with the government office responsible ...

Confident to sell toilets after media training

Seven women living in the informal settlements outside Suva were participants in a recent refresher media training facilitated by Live & Learn Fiji.  The women are Community Sanitation Marketing Officers for the Community Based Sanitation Market (CBSM) a partnership business that was established with the goal of providing affordable and appropriate sanitation solutions to informal ...

Toilets made from natural materials in New Ireland

Toilets built from components purchased from hardware shops can be very expensive for families to purchase. TopWan community-based sanitation enterprise in Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, used one of their construction training sessions to develop Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet components that use local natural materials. Bamboo is woven together to make a toilet building, ...

TopWan New Ireland uses World Toilet Day to open new school toilets and increase sales

  More than 700 people and students participated in a World Toilet Day 2017 special event hosted by TopWan New Ireland. TopWan New Ireland is the sanitation enterprise established with the support of Live & Learn in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. A large street parade marched through town and also included the launch of ...

Anik’s Story: Inclusive Sanitation in Vanuatu

Globally, one in seven people have a disability. Disability and poverty are often linked as people living in poverty have a higher chance of acquiring a disability due to lack of medical care, poor nutrition, violence, unsafe housing, and getting injured at work. Twenty-two per cent of the world’s poorest people have a disability. In addition, people ...

Sanitation enterprise meeting challenge of urbanisation in Solomon Islands

Honiara has one of the highest urban growth rates in the region, and globally (see report). Urban areas are growing at nearly twice the rate of the nation, approximately 4.7 per cent every year— that’s a doubling of the urban population almost every 16 years. Some peri-urban areas (settlements on the outskirts of Honiara) are growing ...

Sanitation Enterprises supported by Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands

Memorandum of understanding with Honiara City Council to support sanitation enterprises. The Honiara City Council Environmental Health Department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide capacity-building and support to two community-based sanitation enterprises selling improved toilets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.     Access to improved water and basic sanitation is a major challenge ...

Global Hand-washing Day Celebrations

Last week was a big week for the schools in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea who partner with Live & Learn in our WASH in Schools program. This year Global Hand-washing Day fell on a Sunday, so schools selected a school day in the following week to hold their celebrations. This year ...