Tag: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...