Guidance for household latrine construction

Building a latrine that meets a household's needs

Two female students help build a community structure


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. 

Latrine Guidance Cover Page
UNICEF Rwanda, Government of Rwanda, Society for Family Health (SFH)
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