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Update - Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program

IWC are working in partnership with Live and Learn to improve gender-appropriate access to water and sanitation facilities in the Solomon Islands, PNG, Fiji and Vanuatu.

The project is designed to improve access to non-subsidised improved sanitation for people of all ages, genders and special needs through the establishment of local enterprise groups (locally organised small business or co-operatives).

Sustainability is established by self-generated profit, cash flow and micro finance. Sustainability is also maintained by developing skills and knowledge of good appropriate sanitation options and construction techniques inside target communities with a high sense of ownership.

This process leads directly to improved community health and well-being and gender equality, and adds an income stream to the community. Indirectly this project also leads to improved school attendance and education.

This ‘phase 1’ project is designed to develop and test the tools required to facilitate Sanitation Marketing on a larger scale in Western Pacific Countries. This project operates through four sites in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. 

Read about the key outputs of the project and resources being developed and tested at Live & Learn's project newsletter: www.livelearn.org/projects/sanitation-marketing-western-pacific

 

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