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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Agidi Community, Nigeria - Happy and Upbeat
Agidi community rolls out the dancing drums, along with steaming food and fizzy drinks when it has something to celebrate. The celebration was the attainment of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in their community.

Ripple effects of Community- Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Warji Local Government Area
Although they were not under verification, community members from Sosaiya and Gidan Sarikin Sainu communities came to watch. They were not part of the 15 communities under verification to confirm their self-acclaimed Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.

Buturyel: A Model Open Defecation Free (ODF) Commnuity
Five months ago, the first time visitor to Buturyel a tiny community in Bununu South Ward of Dass Local Government Area (LGA) in Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria was struck by the strong stench of human faeces due to lack of household toilets/latrines.

Communities take charge to end open defecation
September 2011 - Seven-year-old Abdul is a leader among his peers in preventing open defecation (OD) in his community, Unguwar Barmo in Bakori Local Government Area (LGA), Katsina state, Nigeria.

Nigeria: community-led total sanitation pays off
Katsina state, Nigeria, September 2011 - Dadin Sarki is the name of a Northern Nigerian community of 150 households or nearly 1700 people where open defecation was practiced indiscriminately until very recently.

Equal access to sanitation for the physically challenged
This is the story of 16 year old Nafisa. Nafisa lives with a physical disability as a result of polio. Until the construction of an equal access latrine, her access to sanitation facilities has been somewhat limited.



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