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  Project Name


Sanitation Project



NEN (North East Network)










  Budget Approved


$ 6821


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Tulika Narayan


College Park





Workers buliding the compost pit for the low cost toilets. Notice the use of bamboo which is a locally available resource and is cheap. Typically compost pits are made with bricks and cement.





The project proposed to build toilets for150 households from three hamlets in Dharikathi village, Assam. The need was identified by the villagers themselves to solve the sanitation problem that arises because of rain water.





Seven workers, including women were trained in making low cost toilets with compost pits. 150 householdds had access to sanitary toilets by the end of this project. This need was identified by the villagers themselves therefore they deemed this project to be a big success.





The project aimed to provide sanitary toilets for 150 household built with local materials. One of the objectives of the project was to train the local people in building these toilets so that they could use these skills for income generation.



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