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TitleNicaragua : being dirty had to end
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsYork, USUNICEF-N
Secondary TitleSanitation and hygiene case study
Pagination4 p.; ill.; 3 photographs
Date Published2008-01-01
Keywordscase studies, faeces, nicaragua, open defecation, school sanitation and hygiene education program

La Horca, a small and remote village in Nicaragua, has recently adopted all-round sanitation — not just toilets, but wash-stands, wastewater drainage, and corralling the goats which were contaminating household compounds with their droppings. When the state water company, ENACAL, with UNICEF’s assistance, began operating a rural water and sanitation programme in the Matagalpa region many years ago, villages put their top priority on water. This is common throughout the world. However, ENACAL had settled on an integrated approach: a village keen on water would not be assisted unless they made a commitment to sanitation as well. [authors abstract]

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