Innovative approaches to improve household sanitation in peri-urban communities
Through the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program funded by the Australian Civil Society WASH Fund Live & Learn improved sanitation in three informal peri-urban and rural settlements surrounding Kavieng, New Ireland, through the establishment of Community Based Sanitation Enterprises to sell affordable sanitation products. A Community Based Sanitation Enterprise (CBSE) is a small business that uses sanitation marketing and human behaviour change concepts to create demand for improved sanitation and hygiene within their target community. The enterprise then fills this demand for improved sanitation by selling WASH products and services (toilets, handwashing basins, soap, etc.).