By Emily Woods I recently had the privilege of traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to present Sanivation’s newest breakthroughs at FSM3, the 3rd worldwide conference for Fecal Sludge Management. Vietnam was an excellent place to host the conference because as a country Vietnam has made enormous strides in improving sanitation efforts. Over 1,000 delegates from more than a hundred countries gathered to talk about what to do with raw sewage–a significant increase from the 200 delegates who attended FSM2 3 years ago in South Africa. As is evident by the attendance lots of people are beginning to recognize the big market need […]
by Dickson Ochieng, Sanivation’s Program Manager in Naivasha, also pictured above. What makes a toilet so good that that someone will see it and want to have one for himself, immediately? Is it Comfort? Cleanliness? Smell-free? Affordability? Convenience? Not having to go outside at night? What about the delivery of the services. What makes a user refer someone without hesitation? Is it an aspirational brand, a timely collection service, high-quality customer care, or the relationships built with a customer? The story of Geoffrey Maina tells it all. On Wednesday morning Maina visited his friend Edith Njeri, who happens to be […]
On World Toilet Day, a normal question to ask may be, what’s a normal toilet? Well, for 3/5th of the world, normal is very unhygienic methods such as communal pit latrines, open defecation, or “flying toilets” (defecating in a bag and tossing it from a window). While crisis language has become commonplace when talking about sanitation coverage, today, in honor of World Toilet Day, we wanted to celebrate and share stories of those who are deviating from the norm. Miriam Njoki-Deviating from the norm since 9/2/2014 Miriam walks quickly to her house to escape the rain, careful to avoid the […]
More postings at Field updates. Sign up for our newsletter on the right to received posts via email.