Tag: sanitation

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 ...

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 ...

A new toilet using recycled materials

Frank Mackson is a retired teacher who lives in Dagi community in Kimbe. His pit toilet was almost full and he needed a new toilet. Live & Learn has been working with community members in Dagi to establish a community-based sanitation enterprise. Frank was aware of the enterprise and had also read a copy of ...

WASH a priority for New Ireland Forum

The Live & Learn Kavieng Sanitation Marketing team organised the New Ireland Province WASH Field Day on 22nd September. This was a public event, with displays held by the Kulangit Community-based Sanitation Enterprise and a number of organisations working in in the WASH sector, along with speeches and performances. The vibrant combination of private sector, ...

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First toilets sold in Kavieng!

The first Community-based Sanitation Enterprise developed through the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program has been opened in Kulangit Village in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. New Ireland Governor, and former PNG Prime Minister, Sir Julius Chan opened the Kulangit Sanitation Park and inspected the sample toilet designs. Toilet designs included flush toilets with hand-washing ...

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The role of natural leaders in CLTS

Yesterday the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) hosted a webinar to discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with natural leaders in community-led total sanitation activities. A 'natural' leader is a person in a community who has formal and informal influence on many people through their social ties and networks. An example of a natural community leader ...

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Sanitation Marketing: A Brief Overview

Sanitation marketing takes a different approach to WASH than traditional development initiatives, which have often relied on donations or subsidisations of infrastructure and frequently are poorly sustained. It is based on the concept that in order for changes to be sustained, communities need to have invested in their own facilities and have ownership over the changes that occur. Common challenges faced are that the materials ...

Pacific WASH: Our Approach

The WPSMIP aims to improve community health and wellbeing by increasing access to sanitation and hygiene services in peri-urban areas. Peri-urban settlements often fall through service delivery gaps due to their location outside of official town boundaries. The program will strengthen sanitation markets, improve health outcomes, and promote gender equality, empowerment and disability inclusion by ...