Maybe Community-Led Total Sanitation is familiar to you, but I must admit it was new to me before I came across the handbook. Hence, I assume there are several others out there who have not heard about it either.
Here is a brief presentation of the concept and its potential.
Community-Led Total Sanitation started as a consequence of a sanitation project in Bangladesh. A project that included the provision of costly toilets no one used.
Dr. Kamal Kar, the innovator of CLTS, realised that without changing the mindset of the villagers; and making them aware of the wider consequences of open defecation, similar projects would continue to fail. [Read more…]