The role of community agents and masons to improve sanitation in rural Haiti


Project year: 2017 • CAWST

Purpose

Project evaluation: the influence of community agents and masons on the purchase and use of latrines in rural Haiti

Activities

The sanitation approach implemented by Helvetas Haiti in Petit Goave and Forêt-des-Pins has resulted in the purchase and use of unsubsidized latrines. Helvetas Haiti would like to: capitalize on the experience, replicate the approach in other areas in Haiti, and share the approach both internally and externally, with the aim of ultimately improving people’s access to and use of sustainable sanitation.

The study that Helvetas Haiti commissioned from CAWST was, therefore, exploratory in nature. The purpose was to identify factors, particularly the influence of community agents and masons, and any interactions between them, that influenced the purchase and use of latrines by households in the two communities.

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Image: Latrine in Foret Des Pins

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Objectives

To identify factors, particularly the influence of community agents and masons, and any interactions between them, that influenced the purchase and use of latrines by households in the two communities.

Further information

To support this study, two CAWST staff gathered quantitative and qualitative information about the motives and barriers of latrine adoption in Petit Goave and in Forêt-des-Pins by using purposeful sampling of households, masons, and community agents. Masons and community agents were also asked to tell their stories and explain how they interacted with other stakeholders. CAWST also reviewed previous project documents and had informal discussions with the project staff.

Contact information

Sterenn Philippe
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Tommy Ngai
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CAWST
Calgary
Canada


CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a nonprofit organization and licensed engineering firm that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST "walks beside" hundreds of organizations—government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes—in 82 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally. Impacting the lives of 13.1 million people worldwide through better water and sanitation since 2001, CAWST's capacity building model has demonstrated its ability to catalyze community action in developing countries to initiate and operate water and sanitation programs.

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