As 3S Shramik, we feel that slum sanitation does not only mean providing toilets where there is scarcity of facilities , rampant cases of open defecation or even in the maintenance of existing toilets through providing cleaning services but in achieving total sanitation in all areas of the lives of the people living in slums or informal settlements.
Time and time again we insist that education is an important tool that should be used hand in hand with any intervention being done…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2013 at 11:00
Whenever it comes to providing any services or facilities to the slums, most ideas tend to run towards providing low or substandard products on the basis that people at the base of the pyramid cannot afford any better and thus in some way do not deserve it. Most products that are developed for this segment are often inferior or low budget and sometimes do not satisfy the needs of the people they are trying to serve.
However, quality does not have to be synonymous to expensive and we…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments
One of the most common problems that we have encountered in most slums/ informal settlements that, we visited, is the lack of adequate space available. This greatly hinders putting up of new infrastructure such as individual toilets because there is simply not enough room for them.
That has led to the construction of community toilets by the government. Water and electricity is free at these toilets. But the challenge remains in maintenance of the toilets. The foremost cause is that…Continue
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:30 — 1 Comment
As a project moves forward it is critical to track its progress through key indicators and data in order to get valuable feedback on whether or not the project objectives are being addressed, factors that may not have been considered during the design stage or even in the implementation stage sometimes come to light through collection of data and tracking different data sets in the project.
We have been collecting a lot of data for the slum sanitation project in order to improve it as…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 8:00 — 2 Comments