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Biocenters - toilets, showers, cooking and community space

An interesting solution in Kibera where multiple needs beyond sanitation are grouped together. Here individuals can use toilets and showers, but can also access the bio-gas (generated from human waste) for cooking and use the roof space for community meetings. The meeting space is particularly attractive since finding places to support groups can be difficult in the crowded informal settlements. How might we bundle services together to make sanitation more desirable?

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Very good idea ! But this cannot be the answer to a global solution at the scale of the whole urban area, isn't it only aimed to some random communities and therefore will create tension between communities ?

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