Context: In Kasokoso, a slum with a population of over 100,000 people, above 80% of the inhabitants don’t have access to toilet facilities. As a result, people defecate in polythene bags and dispose of them in streams. This exposes the people of Kasosoko, and all communities living downstream, to life threatening water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
Solution proposed: The project includes building toilet facilities in Kasosoko slum using recycled materials collected from the slum by a group women and youth. The toilets will work on a pay-per-use basis, to ensure its maintenance and as an income-generating activity for women. You can follow up on Alice’s project updates here.
‘’Being a fellow in the Young Water Solutions fellowship is the best thing that happened to me in 2017! I got so inspired, I deeply understood about integrated water issues and I am now most motivated to continue community development work in water related issues in Uganda! The young fellows were amazing and there was a lot of knowledge sharing! Thank you YWS team! I am Forever grateful’’