Nepal and ‘open defecation free’ districts

May 12th, 2013

Let’s hope the numbers about almost 4,000 Village Development Committees being declared ODF (open defecation free) mean less human waste on the ground, better treatment of the waste so as not to pollute water courses and that the systems installed are able to be maintained and function for the long term.

Read the article courtesy of The Kathmandu Post

Experience in Nepal with many of the sanitation projects shows a greater interest in numbers of toilets built than in their quality or longevity.

Read about the ‘cheap toilet’ and the complexity of not building poverty.