Champion of ODF Villages

Funded by UNICEF USAID through MSH, USAID through Counterpart International, Simavi. Global Sanitation Fund
Year 2016 -2020
Funded by GSF UNICEF MSH SIMAVI Year 2016 -2020 Funders UNICEF USAID through MSH USAID through Counterpart International Simavi Global Sanitation Fund CLTS is a community based integrated approach to achieving and sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. It is understood that what is important is not just availability of toilets but changing the behavior of the people at the collective level, this is very important for safe sanitation to take effect. Hygiene Village Project uses Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). through a process of participatory facilitation where the community members analyze their own sanitation status, including the extent of open defecation and the spread of fecal-oral contamination that adversely affects each one of them. Once the people are convinced about the need for sanitation, they start constructing latrines on their own at the household level, according to their own capacity, and more importantly, use the latrines regularly and wash hands with soap due to their strong sense of ownership. The CLTS process is as follows: (i) Training extension workers in CLTS, (ii) Triggering and identification of natural leaders and key stakeholders (iii). Action plan presentation by the chiefs and natural leaders, (iv) Follow up by field staff, chiefs, extension workers and natural leaders, (v) ODF verification by DCT and National Task Force (vi) Construction of billboards in communities attained ODF status and (vii) ODF declaration and celebration So far Hygiene Village Project has facilitated attainment of seven (10) ODF T/As in Malawi as follows: Lilongwe TA Kalumbu Nkhotakota TAs Malengachanzi and Mwazama Mangochi TAs Chowe and Namavi Blantyre TAs Makata and Lundu Mulanje TA Chikumbu Zomba TAs Malemia and Chikowi

Other Projects

Oct 2020
UNBELIEVABLE HYGIENE VILLAGE CAPACITATES 218 WATER POINT COMMITTEES ONLY IN 11 WEEKS
2018-2019
TAS CHIKUMBU IN MULANJE AND MALEMIA IN ZOMBA ATTAIN OPEN DEFECATION FREE (ODF) STATUS
2019
HYGIENE VILLAGE PROJECT AWARDS BEST EMPLOYEE