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pathway to scaling sanitation

scaling Sanitation Services within everyone forever districts and beyond

The graphic below and corresponding details demonstrate the path for scaling sanitation services, regardless of whether they are implemented within or outside of Everyone Forever district boundaries. This framework is applied in addition to the water and sanitation work we implement in Everyone Forever districts.

Water For People evaluates the gaps that exist in the sanitation value chain, where the market is not adequately serving a population with safe services, and identifies opportunities to develop and strengthen delivery models for products and services.

Sometimes, this means developing core services where there are none, such as facilitating the emergence and growth of pit emptying businesses to service households that have no service. As market systems develop, this more often means strengthening and improving the efficiency of core services, such as supporting an association of pit emptying businesses for the overall growth and sustainability of the services in that market.


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The Shitovation Fund

An article by Tom Wildman, Senior Program Manager for Sanitation at Water For People in Water Environment Federation’s Water Environment & Technology journal.

Saneamiento del Pueblo Pequeño en San Bartolomé, Guatemala

By Steven Sugden
San Bartolomé es un municipio pequeño y aislado, situado en lo profundo del departamento de Quiché, en la zona rural de Guatemala. En él se destacan algunos de los problemas reales a los que se enfrentan muchos pueblos pequeños en relación con la gestión de los servicios de agua y saneamiento en Guatemala, América Latina y otros lugares.

Small Town Sanitation in San Bartolomé, Guatemala

By Steven Sugden
San Bartolomé is an isolated, small town municipality deep in the Quiché department in rural Guatemala. It highlights some of the real issues many small towns are facing over the management of water and sanitation services in Guatemala, Latin America, and beyond.

¡Hey Evo! ¿Quieres acabar con la crisis de saneamiento en Bolivia?… Así es como!

By Mark Duey
En Bolivia, donde el presidente Evo Morales se postulará para un cuarto mandato sin precedentes en octubre, hay aproximadamente 400,000 familias sin baño.

Hey Evo! Want to End Bolivia’s Sanitation Crisis? Here’s How!

By Mark Duey
In Bolivia, where President Evo Morales will run for an unprecedented fourth term in October, there are roughly 400,000 families without a toilet.

No Short Cuts: Reaching Scale Takes Time and Persistence

By Steven Sugden
"In the beginning, it was tough," explains Samrat Gupta, Business Opportunity Analyst with Water For People’s India Team. "We visited hundreds of households trying to sell toilets and we didn’t sell one."