In Indonesia, 51 million people still practice open defecation, threatening people’s health, exposing them to a number of diseases. In Banten Province, more than 2 million people lack access to water and basic sanitation. The majority of villagers are under the poverty line and can’t afford latrines.
Ainna and her organization Emcekaqu are implementing a community-led total sanitation (CLTS) approach in Banten community. Ainna has also set up a social business to sell crispy sticky rice, employing the local women to help them earn an income to build the latrines.

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Along with her community, Ainna recently installed a water reservoir to stock rainwater for the local school, to be used for toilet flushing. She’s also simultaneously raising awareness in the village and school about hygiene and sanitation. Check the her video about the process here.