Category: Sanitation Marketing

Sharing water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge and insights

Staff and community partners from Live & Learn project teams in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Australia participated with over 120 water, sanitation and hygiene practitioners in the Civil Society WASH Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) held in Brisbane at the beginning of August. The FLARE hosted participants from 19 countries across ...

Big win for Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market

The Fiji Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) is an enterprise established to sell toilets and improved sanitation products in informal peri-urban settlements in Suva. The Ministry of Health in Fiji have ordered 150 toilet slabs and riser seats from the CBSM, which will be used to complete toilets that the Ministry of Health is constructing in ...

Toilets: Balancing customer aspirations and affordability

The Community-based Sanitation Enterprises established in PNG, Vanuatu, Fiji and Solomon Islands are continuing their sales and construction of toilets. In Vanuatu a customer has purchased a toilet with a permanent building constructed of concrete. In Kimbe, PNG, the sanitation enterprises have built pour-flush toilets for an elementary school. They are also trialling a low cost biogas and septic toilet system - which will be the first technology of its kind in West New Britain province. The low-cost biogas and septic toilet system was built during a four-day construction training as part of the on-going mentoring and monitoring for the two sanitation enterprises in Kimbe.

Portable toilet used in cyclone response

TopWan community based saniation enterprise have supported families in Teouma Valley, Vanuatu, with an improved toilet and hand-washing facility after they were displaced when Tropical Cyclone Donna damaged their homes. The families are currently sleeping in the community kindergarten building while they rebuild their homes. They were forced to use the bush as a temporary place ...

Constructing Portable Toilets in Vanuatu

  Six staff from the two Sanitation Enterprises in Port Vila, Vanuatu, recently improved their construction knowledge by participating in training to build their own tool boxes and portable toilet’s for people living with disabilities and children. The training was facilitated by Matt King, a volunteer through Engineers Without Borders who is providing technical mentoring ...

Hygiene training for sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu

Staff from the two sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu recently participated in hygiene education sessions to build their understanding of the health benefits of good sanitation and washing hands with soap. The SAMAPETA and Tuburah community-based sanitation enterprise staff participated in hygiene education activities based on Live & Learn’s Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) resources, ...

Vanuatu toilets are the TopWan!

Today is a big day for two sanitation enterprises in Blacksand and Erakor Half Road because it is the launch of the TopWan Sanitation brand in Port Vila. TopWan branded toilet and sanitation products are produced, installed and sold by by Tuburah Sanitation Enterprise, and by SAMAPETA Sanitation Enterprise. To celebrate the launch, a special ...

World Water Day Preparations: March 22

The Communithy-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Fiji is joining with Live & Learn Fiji and the Fijian Government to mark World Water Day. The CBSM have been invited to attend two days National World Water Day Celebrations that will be held in Levuka Town (the old Capital of Fiji). On Tuesday 21st March, the CBSM will ...

Toilet construction training in Kimbe, PNG

Two youth members of the Dagi Community-based Sanitation Enterprise expressed gratitude for the skills and new innovative ideas they learned during the recent toilet construction training with Dagi Community Sanitation Enterprise in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. At the end of the training Greg Aisim said: “We’re now empowered with new skills and technical know-how. We ...

Floods and WASH in peri-urban Solomon Islands

During February much of the South Pacific has been affected by extremely heavy rain. Many South Pacific countries experienced flooding at the same time. In Honiara, Solomon Islands, many parts of the city experienced flooding (including the Live & Learn office!). On the 7th of February one of our sanitation enterprise communities recorded 65mm of ...