SWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation in Nadapal, Turkana
In Nadapal, a village in northern Kenya, residents had no access to sanitation, and instead practised open defecation in the bushes. Illnesses including diarrhoea, malaria and cholera were common.
Now, however, many of the households in Nadapal have built their own latrines within easy reach and have access to safe, sustainable sanitation for the first time, after Practical Action began implementing the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach.
Read about how Beatrice Lokwawi’s life has changed: how her children are no longer sick, how she no longer worries about being bitten by snakes, and how she now encourages others to build their own latrines.