Banza Sanitation

Promoting health and human dignity through improved sanitation


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Water for People (Uganda) visits Banza

World toilet day celebrated on 19th November 2013 saw visitors come knocking on Banza’s door.

The visitors from Water for People, an international, non-profit humanitarian Organization that aims to help people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and hygiene education programs, were curious to understand how Banza Toilet works and how it is impacting the community where it is being used.

So Marcline Nyambala, the Regional Communication and Knowledge Management Officer, together with Herbert Mwambu, the Business Development Manager, Uganda, spoke to various stakeholders, especially those on the ground.

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Herbert speaks with Edwin the collection team leader

They interacted with members of the collection teams to get a glimpse of how the model works.

They also took time to interview some end users of the Banza Toilet.

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Claris (a Banza customer) excitedly displays here Banza toilet.

Here, Claris, a Banza Toilet user in Mathare Slum is seen smiling while seated on a Banza Toilet, obviously impressed by how it has simplified her life.

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Claris sits with Herbert and Marcline in her house and explains how the Banza toilet has helped her and her children access safe sanitation at night

She shares her story with the visitors.

With over 8 million people in Kenya lacking access to proper sanitation, Banza Toilet is only too proud to share the stories of those who have benefited from the product and how it has changed their lives, with the hope that scale-up of the project can be achieved to replicate more success stories.


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GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY (KENYA)

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Global Hand washing day theme ” The power is in your hands”

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Attended by over five thousand students from various primary schools, all congregated at the Makutano Primary School in Mwala, Machakos County

With the intention of promoting good hygiene and sanitation practices, the hand washing day held on 15th October 2013 attracted a huge turn-out of over five thousand students from various primary schools, all congregated at the Makutano Primary School in Mwala, Machakos County.

High ranking public officers in the health sector, as well as various NGO’s in the WASH sector graced the occasion.

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Patrick demonstrates the Banza toilet to the Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary and the Chief Public Health Officer.

Banza was not left behind and had a opportunity to showcase the Banza Toilet to the over 4,000 in attendance.  The response was energizing, with children evidently captivated by the toilet and the grown-ups taken by its practicality.

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Joseph with a host of school children ready to view the Banza toilets

Hand washing is an activity that is closely linked to the use of the toilet to ensure the maintenance of good health practices. So far, the activity is being encouraged especially among children, so that they grow into healthy adults.