Implementing a Sanitation Marketing Project

Funded by The ONSE (USAID) Project through Management Science for Health (MSH)
Year 2018-2019

Hygiene Village Project is implementing a Sanitation Marketing Project with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in the Organized Network of Services for Everyone (ONSE) Health Activity The project is being implemented in Mulanje and Zomba Districts covering all the T/As in the districts.

The goal of the project is to increase access to basic sanitation facilities and services by targeted households and the specific objectives are:

  1. To increase adoption and utilization of basic sanitary facilities by households.
  2. To improve the capability of basic sanitation service providers to respond to the targeted community�s sanitation needs.
  3. To identify and link the interested community members, and households to the providers of the basic sanitation services.

In all the two proposed districts, Hygiene Village Project use the following approaches in order to realize the programme deliverables.

  1. Sanitation Marketing and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach that ensures that people choose what they want and are willing to pay for what is financially sustainable; and what is cost-effective and can be taken to scale
  2. Engaging community groups to undertake a greater role in the delivery promoting positive change in their communities.
  3. Use of social behavior change approaches to generate community interest and create demand for low cost basic sanitation technologies through communication channels so that the communities are aware of the basic sanitation ladders flow
  4. Coordination with District Council, community structures and other WASH stakeholders in planning and review of the project
  5. Development of monitoring plan and M&E framework to be used by the programme team as well as its stakeholders.

Currently Hygiene Village Project has facilitated construction of 110 improved latrines in Zomba and 162 improved latrines in Mulanje. Other achievements include the attainment of ODF in GVH Mbalu and Kavithiwa in Zomba and GVHs Nankhumwa, Chisinkha, Tambala and Khanyizira in Mulanje District

Expected Deliverables

  • Mobilization of households to construct 1,800 basic latrines in the two districts by the end of 12 months of implementation; with 750 basic (improved) latrines constructed in the first three months, July to September 2018. A completed basic latrine must have the following characteristics:
    1. Impermeable floor (slab or floor of cement sand screed)
    2. Tight drop-hole cover
    3. Sound superstructure that cannot fall on people when in use
    4. Roof to shelter from sun and rain
    5. Door- lockable from inside for privacy
  • 6 enterprises established and functional in Mulanje and Zomba districts within the 12 months of implementation
  • Achieve ODF in 6 communities (Traditional Authority) 3 in Mulanje and 3 in Zomba within the 12 months of implementation; with one TA declared ODF within the first three months, July to September, 2018.

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