This project details the process and experiences from a two years’ project, funded by the Department for International Development, UK, managed by Practical Action, and implemented in partnership with Environmental and Public Health Organisation (ENPHO) to create an open defecation free (ODF) environment in Gularia Municipality in Bardiya District, Nepal. What is remarkable about the project is that it facilitated the achievement of ODF status across 11 wards, engaging over 50% of the population who were practicing open defecation, i.e. around 30,000 people, in just 6 months. During this period, the project team of around 13 people triggered over 387 people in 54 local institutions to work together with them to influence the local population. 5,385 toilets were built to a high standard. This achievement in such a short space of time is hugely exemplary, and shows what can be achieved with determined effort to achieve a goal.
Achieving Open Defecation Free Gularia Municipality in Nepal
EXPERIENCES FROM A PROJECT OF PRACTICAL ACTION AND ENPHO IN BARDIYA DISTRICT, NEPAL
This document sets out the steps and processes that were used to achieve the above, and reflects on the adaptations made to a standard Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) process, to make it applicable to an urban / peri-urban context.
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