Safe, hygienic and attractive toilets are the most obvious outcome of the successful sanitation projects. To date, local builders on projects managed by Mvula have constructed more than 70 000 toilets. The majority are ventilated pit (VIP) toilets, using a range of designs and materials.
But toilets alone are not enough- people and their practices are just as important. Therefore, essential to sanitaion improvement is providing information to households to streghthen links between good sanitation, safe drinking water and sound hygiene.
Key objectives of the Mvula Sanitation programme include:
- Increasing the job creation, local economic growth and skills development impact of the MIG rural sanitation delivery programme, to support sustainable livelihoods and shared growth.
- Developing social capital and sustainable businesses by prioritising the involvement of organised communities, households and local small business contractors and suppliers in programme delivery.
- Developing practical partnerships between NGOs, CBOs and government.
- Training and skills development.
- Strengthening the EPWP approach in sanitation delivery and government capacity to manage this programme.
- Strengthening policy and improving implementation guidelines for job creation on sanitation programmes.