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 […]
As a company we are always looking to learn from those that have come before us. We were fortunate to be invited to Kisumu in order to visit the Safe Water and AIDS Prevention project and Alie Eleveld’s team. We were excited to learn about SWAP’s service delivery practices and how they have cultivated a community health promoter model to not only distribute products to the poor but also create feedback channels to monitor a product’s success in a particular community. Jamii centers are becoming central to the SWAP model. Jamii, meaning community in Swahili, is a community center that […]
Every year on October 15, millions of children around the world celebrate Global Handwashing Day by learning about proper hygiene. As an organization committed to improving health in our community, Sanivation worked with the District Public Health Office and several local schools to educate children about proper handwashing techniques and their importance. This year Sanivation visited five schools and reached over 2,500 children! We taught them the Why, How, and When’s of handwashing through interactive and fun activities. As a parting gift, Sanivation left each school with easy-to-follow diagrams and enough soap to last all the students the next two […]
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