Report on the status of the EcoSan Promotion Project facilities built on a household level

Mbalo, D., Brand, K. (2012)

Published in: 2012

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Kenya

Mbalo, D., Brand, K.

Uploaded by:
SuSanA secretariat

Partner profile:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


 Location of library entry

Content - Summary

The report presents the results of an ex-post evaluation of a sanitation project in rural Kenya. The evaluation visited 53 EcoSan facilities on a household level in June 2012, two years after the project conclusion. The UDDTs were constructed as part of the EcoSan Promotion Project (EPP), project component of the GIZ Water Sector Reform Program in Kenya. It was co-funded by the European Union, SIDA and GIZ, with close partnership with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (Maji House). The visits took place in the clusters of Homabay, Kisumu, Chwele, Ugenya, Mumias, Siaya, Ugunja, Semenya and Ukwala. The report highlights the positive outcomes as well as the challenges.

There is a need to upscale ecological sanitation facilities in rural areas due to the benefits reported above. In the areas where appropriate sensitisation and community mobilisation took place, there were no problems of misuse and acceptance. All the beneficiaries acknowledged that human excreta was a resource and was used for increasing their crop yields. They also informed us of the economical benefits of not having to buy fertiliser anymore and being able to spend this money on other purposes such as school fees. The problems were therefore primarily technical i.e. blockage of the urine pipe and wooden frames/doors of the dehydration chambers were eaten by termites.

We saw very good technical and social results in areas where community mobilisation and sensitisation was carried out by Wycliffe Osumba and Moses Wakala (both former GIZ EPP employees). Moses and Wycliffe are popular in the areas that they worked in and are still accessible to the beneficiaries who received the household facilities. In addition, in an attempt to upscale EcoSan facilities in the area, Moses opened an EcoSan shop selling sanitary ware and EcoSan components and has since then constructed further facilities. Moses has personally constructed a further 10 household facilities and facilities in 5 schools. He has also sold 40 squatting pans to date.

Bibliographic information

Mbalo, D., Brand, K. (2012). Report on the status of the EcoSan Promotion Project facilities built on a household level. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Kenya

Filter tags

English Practitioners Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)


Report on the status of the EcoSan Promotion Project facilities built on a household level

Format: pdf file
Size: 2.7 MB

Share this page on    

Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 360 partners

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

  • 30-09-2020 22:53Global Water 2020:
    RT @susana_org: Join the webinar tomorrow on "The impact of #Covid19 on #sanitation behaviour in lower-income settings" at 4pm Standard Ind… »
  • 30-09-2020 20:30Wish for WASH:
    PREVENTING COVID-19:A recipient of The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council funding in Malawi is using… »
  • 30-09-2020 20:06Amalooloo:
    Amalooloo is user-friendly for all users, including women and children, disabled users, the elderly. Learn more at… »
  • 30-09-2020 13:00SuSanA:
    Have you seen the #SuSanA WASH & Health Discussion Paper on "Prevention is the best medicine - #WASH in Times of… »
  • 30-09-2020 12:46Shervin Hashemi:
    #Sanitation #Sustainability #Index: A Pilot Approach to Develop a Community-Based Indicator for Evaluating Sustaina… »
  • 30-09-2020 11:24WASHLink:
    RT @susana_org: Join the webinar tomorrow on "The impact of #Covid19 on #sanitation behaviour in lower-income settings" at 4pm Standard Ind… »

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

30th SuSanA meeting

The 30th SuSanA meeting - the first virtual of its kind - willl take place from August 17th to August 28th 2020. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters.

Click here to get to the Meeting Page!

SuSanA meetings





Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:


The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.

Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.




Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »

Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »

Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member


Forgot your password?