Guidance for household latrine construction
Building a latrine that meets a household's needs
Latrines are often built using fragile materials that are not durable, difficult to clean with water, and that allow easy movement of flies and other insects which could lead to outbreaks of hygiene-related diseases. An improved latrine should include a pit, a solid slab, walls, a roof and a door, and should be easy to clean.
This booklet provides guidance to Rwandan families on how to build their own improved latrine. The booklet advises communities on new methods of building a solid latrine slab, including explanations of constructing and using a basic latrine.