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Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is an approach practised in at least 53 countries to improve sanitation and hygiene practices in a community. It focuses on spontaneous and long-lasting behavior change of an entire community. The goal of CLTS is to end open defecation. The term "triggering" is central to the CLTS process. It refers to ways of igniting community interest in ending open defecation, usually by building simple toilets, such as pit latrines. CLTS involves actions leading to increased self-respect and pride in one's community. It also involves shame and disgust about one's own open defecation behaviors. The original concept of CLTS purposefully did not include subsidies for toilets as they might hinder the process. [Source: Wikipedia - Community-led total sanitation]