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Thank you for this tip. I welcome all suggestions since this is our first attempt with OpenIDEO. I find the process a bit confusing actually.

I am not an expert in the area of sanitation but I believe that supplying clean drinking water to a village like the one mentioned in Kumasi is essential. After the water, creating a habit of washing hands with soap is key. Digging water wells is very effective and its success as an effective and sustainable source of water is being seen in Sierra Leone. Then bring in the toilets. If all three are introduced at the same time, better.

We have to think of solutions that can be effective and maintained by the local people. They must be given the responsibility to care for and maintain these improvements. These types of projects should be initiated by the people or local community otherwise, the maintenance and care for them is often neglected. We need to look for solutions that are practical and effective and not too technical.


Elisabeth Anne commented on Lifebuoy

Wonderfully generous of Lifebouy to dedicate material and time to help keep the world clean and free of disease. Lifebouy can continue their trend and work with small NGOs like Kinderenergy who are trying to create the soap use habit in villages where sanitation and clean water are lacking. Would love to have you on our team.

Keep up the good work Lifebouy.