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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 ...

Viability of urban community-based sanitation enterprises

Live & Learn’s support to community-based sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG and Fiji, has entered its final year. The program is testing the effectiveness of a contextualised sanitation marketing approach in Pacific Island Countries, and the potential for this approach to be replicated in other Pacific Island Countries. The approach uses a combination ...

Toilet and bathroom construction in Vanuatu

The two TopWan Sanitation Enterprises are very busy in Port Vila building toilets and bathrooms for families living in peri-urban areas. These customers have not had a permanent toilet before, but instead of climbing the sanitation ladder step-by-step they are working with Taburah and SAMAPETA sanitation enterprises to build full bathrooms, some with showers and ...

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.

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, ...

Practical Action for World Water Day in Fiji

Staff and volunteers from the Community-based Sanitation Market (CBSM) in Fiji decided to celebrate World Water Day in a practical way in their local community. Fiji has experienced very heavy rains in the past few months, with some communities experiencing flooding. The theme for World Water Da in 2017 concerns wastewater, and the importance of ...

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 ...