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A PRESENTATION FROM PRONET NORTH. 2rd AFRAM SKUUL OF INNOVATION MARCH, 2011 UPPER WEST REGION WA. The Viisse story. CLTS. Context. High level of illiteracy rate High poverty levels of the people Under developed High level of environmental degradation

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A presentation from pronet north

A PRESENTATION FROM PRONET NORTH

2rd AFRAM SKUUL OF INNOVATION

MARCH, 2011

UPPER WEST REGION

WA


The viisse story

The Viisse story

CLTS


Context

Context

  • High level of illiteracy rate

  • High poverty levels of the people

  • Under developed

  • High level of environmental degradation

  • High level of OD an accepted practice over the years


Learning objective

Learning objective

To learn experiences of Community Led-Total Sanitation implementation in Upper West Region


Where is viisse

Where is Viisse

  • Located in Wa East District

  • About 30 to 45 minutes drive from Wa, the district capital

  • Approximately 96 km to district capital

  • Is a piloted CLTS community


Characteristics

Characteristics

  • Population at time of implementation: 150

  • 29 Households

  • Strong leadership

  • Common interest


Triggering response

Triggering response

  • Outcome of triggering was ‘match box in a gas station’

  • 3 natural leaders emerged

  • Members were triggered after a water demonstration


Achievement

Achievement

  • Attained 100% ODF in 2009

  • Community provided a latrine for the school to ensure total sanitation

  • Currently experiencing a spill over: Natural leaders supporting nearby communities to address OD

  • Health status of communities has improved (according to the community, there has been no sickness over the past 1 year)

  • Currently putting up sanitation market with a credit fund


Challenges during implementation

Challenges during implementation

  • Initial demand for subsidy due to past experiences.

  • Communities initiative of latrine construction delayed due to the season(the peak of farming season)

  • Lack of follow up after attaining ODF due to one year project cycle

  • Loose soil led to a seasonal collapse of pits

  • High level of poverty accounting to community constructing and using only one type of latrine (unlined)

  • Standards and specifications from Local Government vrs ability of community members


Significant changes

Significant changes

  • Emergence of natural leaders who have triggered nearby communities e.g. Nandomeyiri who have also taken collective action in constructing latrines to end OD.

  • Complete eradication of feaco-oral diseases (diarrhoea, typhoid, cholera)

  • Reduction of hospital attendance as the story of rushing sick patients to health centres is a thing of the past( 1 year)


Significant changes continued

Significant changes continued

  • Not a single fowl of Viisse has died (coccidiocisis) for the past one year as it stand that feeding on an effected shit escalate the spread, in the event of an outbreak

  • The Community has constructed a traditional latrine for the school to forestall total sanitation


Open defecation

OPEN DEFECATION


Action towards ending od

Action towards ending OD


Cwsa regional director visit to viisse

CWSA REGIONAL DIRECTOR VISIT TO VIISSE


Latrine and bathhouse in viisse

LATRINE AND BATHHOUSE IN VIISSE


End of presentation

END OF PRESENTATION

THANK YOU

BARIKA


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