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April 08, 2015
In 2014, Thrive Networks' Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid program helped over 75,000 households in rural areas of Vietnam build their first toilet. Our multi-pronged approach involves training local women's groups to educate their communities about the importance of improved hygiene and sanitation; helping poor families access financing; training hundreds of local masons in sanitary latrine construction; and offering individual and community incentives in the form of rebates once toilet construction has been verified.MORE
March 19, 2015
Guest blogger Sean Kline does double duty as Thrive Networks' VP of Education and Executive Director of Reach Global. Sean attended the World Toilet Summit in Delhi this January, but says the highlight of his trip was visiting rural villages with representatives from Gram Vikas, an organization that works with rural and tribal communities in India and Africa.
In this post he introduces us to the very specific approach Gram Vikas takes to empower communities to construct, manage, and maintain their own sanitation facilities, and the critical role behavior change education plays in the process.MORE
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