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Funding offer for dry toilet project 04 Feb 2014 19:23 #7242

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If you are planning to build a dry toilet / compost toilet, you can apply to Editions Eauphilane for financial support, and they will consider your request. The profits from the sale of Christophe Elain’s book "A small corner to relieve the planet" (neither the publisher nor the author receive any money from the sale of this book) help pay for the construction of dry toilets. The sale of the first 10,000 copies has funded toilets in Roma camps in France, as well as the construction of toilets in Rwanda, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Nicaragua.

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Si vous avez un projet de toilettes sèches, vous pouvez demander un support financier aux Editions Eauphilane, qui étudieront votre demande. En effet, les profits réalisés par la vente du livre de Christophe Elain - « Un petit coin pour soulager la planète » - (ni l'éditeur, ni l'auteur ne perçoivent d'argent sur ce livre) sont utilisés pour aider à la construction de toilettes sèches . La vente des premiers 10 000 exemplaires a permis de financer des toilettes dans des camps de Roms en France, et aussi la construction de toilettes au Rwanda, au Bangladesh, aux Philippines et au Nicaragua.

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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 05 Feb 2014 09:50 #7248

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In French:

Cher Chris,

Je souhaitais te répondre pour tout d’abord saluer la qualité ton ouvrage qui est sur ma table de nuit depuis et qui y restera probablement très longtemps. Ta démarche de financement des toilettes sèches par la vente du livre est tout à ton honneur et je pense qu’elle pourrait créer un sujet à part entière sur ce forum car il est très souvent question de financement. Nous avions les bailleurs publics, les multinationales, les fondations, les philanthropes, le spectre des financements de projet Ecosan est ainsi élargie aux production culturelles (je ne sais pas si la dénomination est la bonne). Beaucoup de programmes ont déjà utilisés des acteurs ou chanteurs connus pour faire de la promotion à l’hygiène mais à ma connaissance dans le monde de l’Ecosan aucun projet n’a été financé par la vente d’un livre.
Merci de nous ouvrir cette voie qui je l’espère fera des petits.
Question subsidiaire : Je suis persuadé qu’une version anglaise du livre de grande qualité ferait des émules, tout au moins sur ce forum ! est-ce déjà prévu ?

En te souhaitant une excellente journée, au plaisir de pouvoir partager avec toi sur ce forum.

Ben

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Dear Chris,

I wanted to answer you, first of all to salute the high quality of your book, which stayed on my night table since I purchased it. Your Ecosan financing scheme through the selling of your book is very very interesting, I really think this could be a proper subject on this forum ! Financing is a question most of us think about constantly, we had public funders, foundations, philanthropists, multinationals and now you bring financing of Ecosan project through cultural and educative production. Many programs have used famous singer or actor for their hygiene promotion campaigns but so far I never heard an ecosan project financed through the money made out of sales of a book.
Thanks for opening this great door which I hope will be replicated somehow.
Another question : I’m pretty sure an English version of your book would interest a lot of people, especially in this forum, is it planned ?

Wishing you a great day, I’m very pleased to be able to chat with you on this forum.

Ben
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 05 Feb 2014 10:40 #7250

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Bonjour Ben et merci pour ces commentaires sur le "Petit coin".
C'est évidemment une satisfaction pour moi de voir que les informations données accrochent les lecteurs et participent, je l'espère, à faire avancer la question des toilettes. J'éprouve aussi une réelle joie à ce que les bénéfices qui sont dégagés par la vente de ce livre puissent financer des installations pour celles et ceux qui en sont dépourvus, plutôt que de venir remplir mon compte en banque.
Quant à une version anglaise, cela avait été envisagé il y a quelques années mais cette idée a été finalement abandonnée car il y a déjà de bons ouvrages dans cette langue mais aussi par ce que si je considère que globalement ce que j'ai écrit reste pertinent, il y aurait certains passages à réactualiser, ce que je n'envisage pas car trop occupé par ailleurs.
Bien cordialement
Christophe

Moderator Note - Google Translation into English below:

Hello Ben and thank you for the comments on the "Petit Coin".
This is obviously a satisfaction for me to see that the information interests the readers, and participates, I hope, to advance the toilet issue. I also feel a real joy that the profits that are generated from the sale of this book can finance facilities for those who are deprived, rather than fill my bank account.
As for an English version, it was envisaged there a few years ago but this idea was eventually dropped because there are already good books in that language but also that if I consider that overall what I wrote remains relevant, there would be some passages to update, which I do not plan, as am too busy elsewhere.
sincerely
Christophe
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 05 Feb 2014 12:28 #7255

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Bonne offre Chris; Felicitation.

We will get in touch.

Emery
Emery G. Y. Sindani
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 05 Feb 2014 15:07 #7259

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Salut Chris.
Je suis particulièrement touché dans un prémier temps par ton travail sur le financement des toilettes sèches par la vente de ton livre. Félicitation pour ton livre et je prie que ça se vente continuellement. Félicitation aussi pour la demarche de Finacement.
Je suis un Urbaniste basé à Yaoundé au Cameroun et je pense que je projet est très interessant pour les pays pauvres comme le notre.
Beaucoup de courage.

Moderator Note - Google Translation into English below:

Hi Chris.
I am particularly touched at first by your work on the funding of dry toilets by the sales of your book. Congratulations on your book and I pray that it will sell continuously. Congratulations also to the approach of funding.
I am a Planner based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and I think the project is very interesting for poor countries like ours.
Courage.
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 10 Feb 2014 07:50 #7324

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Hi,
I am impressed with your way of funding. I am interested to know more. My trust 'SAMPARK" is from Odisha, India.

Will it be applicable to India ?

Could you also send me the attachment in English version...?

If, yes, Please mail me in Details. My mail id is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Regards,
Premananda Biswal.
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 10 Feb 2014 17:31 #7336

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Hello

I cannot send you an english version of the attachment as it is the cover of the book and there is not an english version of the book.

This funding is also applicable for India and any country in the world.
When I will have all the demands, I will look at each one and will select one or several of them.

As I said in my announcement, if you are interested, it is better to write to me directly on my personnal email
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Christophe
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Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 11 Feb 2014 14:46 #7342

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Hi christ,This is fantastic initiative.And i believe a lot of philanthropists will join your steps.We in Ghana here are proud of you and we will join the the winning team to change the face of sanitation.

I will drop you email.

Thank you.

Dorglas Aurthur

Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 12 Feb 2014 11:40 #7352

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Respected Sir,

Wishes from Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training Trust (ASSET)

We happy to apply and funding for dry toilet project and herewith submit our detail project to your concern, kindly consider our project.

Project Proposal for Improving Water Supply, Promoting Personal Hygiene Practices, and introduction of ECOSAN toilets in Sedapatti block of Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, in India

ORGANIZATION DETAILS:

ASSET Trust is a registered, Non – Profit, Social development, Voluntary organization working in the year 2011, deserving people especially vulnerable section of people living at very remote areas of Sedapatti, Usilampatti and Chellampatti block level in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, where there are no services are reaching out, Now we work to promote Health, Education, Economic & Environment concepts through participatory women forum, and collaborating with Nationalized banks, and Tamil Nadu Govt. women development corporation for technical and Financial assistance as viable to our target. K. Amirthalingam is the Managing Trustee of ASSET TRUST. ASSET TRUST has good rapport with target beneficiaries, stakeholders, community leaders, government officials, donor agencies, social organizations, educational institutions and like minded NGOs.

Goal of the Project

Empowering the people’s organizations to achieve sustainable improvements in their quality of life by improved potable water supply, sanitation and associated health and hygiene practices.

Rationale

The World Health Organization [WHO] estimates that over 80% of the diseases occur due to water-born diseases and poor maintenance of sanitation. Water and sanitation related diseases include all types of diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis, polio, skin and eye infections and other mosquito born infections they are most frequently transmitted by poor hygiene. Poor environmental condition arising from unhygienic disposal of fasces, silage and other solid waste contribute to the spread of diseases. They lead to contamination of food, water either at source or in home. They may encourage breeding of insect’s further increase in the spread of diseases. Based on these aspects, ASSET Trust conducted a situational assessment study for promoting Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) program. All the inhabitants of the villages surrounding Sedapatti fall in the category of vulnerable and needed to be addressed the above-mentioned problems observe in this village through a comprehensive WATSAN Program with appropriate behavior change communication with an active participation of the local communities.

Target group and their present situation
The targeted people for the Project are mostly belonging to scheduled community and neo-literates and basically, landless labor. Their poverty condition is getting down due to frequently affected by water born diseases and diseases caused by unhygienic practices (Fecal – oral diseases). The expenses for treatment and time taken made them more dept and borrow money from moneylenders for higher rate of interest to meet these expenses. The efforts taken by Government and NGOs for their livelihood could not achieve the objectives due to heavy expenses on treatment sides. Unhygienic village environmental issues must be addressed with community based comprehensive water and sanitation programs with people’s participation. Intensive hygiene education would create such demands among them instead of creating only hardware’s components and force them to use. This will not serve the purpose of the attempt. Women of the village have already been organized as self help groups by different organizations for livelihood and micro credit programs. Life saving messages and educations on safe practices has not yet reached out. All use to go for open defecation in near by fields and roadsides in the rainy season and feces are not safely disposed and but exposed to flies and pets and domestic animals, which cause diseases. There are more number of diarrhea cases reported in rainy days and flood periods. There are no hygienic practices among them such as hand washing after defecation, proper drinking water handling, hand washing before food, disposal of children faces etc.

Observation

The fruits, vegetables and green grown in the area of defecation getting in contact with faces lying very close.These flies sit on the exposed food items, water and
Flies sitting on the mouth especially children.Foods are not covered.No hand washing practice after defecation and after handling child faces with cleaning agent.Unsafe water source for collecting water for drinking and cooking and storing and handling it hygienically.No clean containers and safe handling Children are with dirty nails.

Reason for the selection of the Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Project: The village community lacks the most important education on using Toilets as open defecation is evident. Particularly the SC communities deserve this Project as they are normally neglected from mainstream development. Schedule Caste People are mainly living in depressed and neglected conditions. They have poor access to water and sanitation facilities of hygienic education and awareness. In order to address their needs and facilitate hygienic living, this project has been selected.

Objectives of the Project

Short-term

To ensure the keeping of toilets and the surroundings in Sedapatti block area with proper cleanliness and hygienically through community participation.
Best hygiene practices promotion activity adopt by the stakeholders in 1 village
To bring down Water born diseases among the target community
200 eco-san toilets in 1 target village would be constructed to serve as a model
To form WATSAN committees in project village and its take care of hygiene Education and sanitation facilities in the target village
To renovate the toilets as users friendly and capable enough to prevent it from becoming dirty by providing with additional facilities.
To form and facilitate different people’s forums for the purpose of community/collective awareness generation, sensitization, motivation and responsibility taking, with regard to hygienic practices in water and sanitation.
To build and develop a culture of best practices among the target population with regard to water and sanitation for their healthy and long lives.
To access the target people to create community based and individual based sanitation facilities.

Long-term

To strengthen local grassroots NGOs and other stakeholders on people-centered initiatives and people to have access to safe water and sanitation.
To improve quality of drinking water in the coastal belts through Rain Water Harvesting systems (water bodies development and management)
To impart appropriate hygiene education for attitudinal change for right hygiene behaviors.

Implementing Strategy

1.Demand Creation through hygiene promotion and the marketing of latrines as desirable consumer items.
2.Development of User-friendly products in the form of a range of affordable and appropriate latrine models.
3.Establishing Supply Chains to ensure that people have easy access to materials and service through sanitary mart, production Centre and trained Masons.
4.Making latrines affordable through access to credit.
5.Strengthening all kind of Stakeholders with appropriate capacity building program
6.Awareness creation through School Hygiene education program
7.Formation and facilitation of different people’s forums/Organization at the community level and also in schools
8.Individual and family focused behavioral change actions.

Activities – Details
Preliminary actions
1.Awareness generation Construction and facility creation activities

Provision of tap water through bore well in sanitary complex
Provision of incinerator facilities by community participation.
Creation of health hygiene garden (kitchen gardens)
Model Eco-San Toilets

Mass education

Village level exhibition.
Cultural program.
Celebration of health and hygiene week.
Celebration of health and hygiene day.
Celebration of water day.

Community system creation

Formation and facilitation of Women Hygiene Groups (WHG).
Formation and facilitation of youth groups.
Formation and facilitation of Student Groups for Hygiene – SGH.
Formation and facilitation of village Health and Hygiene Management Groups
Creation of Community Hygiene Educators – CPE.
Creation of School hygiene educators – SHE.
Creation of village Hygiene Information Centre
Developing Area level Cultural Group.

Family focus program

1.Family counseling and Education program.
2.Best Hygiene Family appreciation program.

Individual focus programs

1.Meeting and education of individuals.
2.Provision of IEC materials to individuals.
3.Observation and individual interaction

General education programs

1.Establishment of signboard with life saving messages.
2.Oratorical and drawing Competition for youth.
3.Oratorical and drawing Competition for students.
4.Curriculum based education program for different forums.
5.Education through games and sports for children.
6.ORS/SSS demonstration

Intensive capacity building program

1.Training program for different forums members.
2.Community Hygiene Educators training.
3.Health and hygiene leaders training.
4.Workshop for other stakeholders.
5.Schoolchildren education program.
6.Preparation and distribution of IEC materials.

Community Contribution: The community will contribute by way of free unskilled labor. For example unskilled persons will assist in installing the hand pumps and constructing the platforms. Some persons may contribute the materials like sand, bricks and cement etc., and some others may contribute cash for this activity of installing bore well hand pumps. The community will also raise kitchen gardens or construct soak pits. The water and sanitation (WATSAN) Committees to be organized will look after the maintenance and repair works for which a subscription will be collected every month and kept with the committee. The parents and teachers and children will contribute their share for the hand pumps and toilets. This will also be in the form of cash, labor or kind. The Parents – Teachers Associations in the schools will take up the necessary responsibilities. The target families will be motivated through the awareness and sanitation training camps to construct household toilets. For this, utilizing the support extended under Revised Central Rural Sanitation Program (RCRSP) of the government and in addition pooling their own resources, the families will be constructing the toilets. The kitchen gardens and soak pits will be the community’s contribution. For construction of IHHL, UNDP model latrine single Leach pit with concealed bottom with RR and sand filter technique would follow however people will decides the type design and model

Output
1.Best hygiene practices will be adopted by the target population in 1 village
2.Water born diseases will be reduced among the target community
3.200 eco-san toilets in 1 target village would be constructed to serve as a model
4.WATSAN committees will take care of hygiene Education and sanitation facilities in the target village
5. Behavioral changes among the target people with reference to usage

Outcome / Impact
Out come / Impact will be assessed through site visits and observation of the following aspects:

Derivation to assess outcome
•Best hygiene practices among the target people
•Behavioral changes among the target people
•Clean and hygienic toilets, sanitation facilities
•Clean environment surrounding the sanitation facilities area
•Most of the families during the permanent construction would like to build own toilet
•All the sanitation facilities would have been managed by community
•Village people would have approached proper authorities to request construction of toilets in their village
•Those villages did not have toilets would have availed toilet facilities

Indicators for Impact Assessment

1.Best hygiene practices among the target people.
2.Behavioral change among the target people.
3.Clean and hygienic toilets, sanitation facilities.
4.Clean environment surrounding the sanitation facilities area.
5.Community would have managed all the sanitation facilities.
6.Village people would have approached proper authorities to request construction of toilets in their villages.
7.Those villages did not have toilets would have availed toilet facilities the target people to have individual toilets.
8.No of toilets connected with taps.
9.No of incinerators erected.
10.No of villages having health and hygiene garden surrounding the sanitation facilities.
11.No of child friendly toilets constructed.
12.No of exhibition conducted.
13.No of cultural program conducted.
14.No of hygiene and health day celebration organized.
15.No of water day celebration organized.
16.No of people participated in each program.
17.Percentage of people participated in each program.
18.No of Women Hygiene Groups formed.
19.No of Women enrolled.
20.No of youth groups formed.
21.No of youths enrolled.
22.No of students groups formed.
23.No of students enrolled.
24.No of village Health and Hygiene Management Groups formed.
25.No of members enrolled.
26.No of community Hygiene Educators created.
27.No of Student Hygiene Leaders created.
28.No of area level cultural groups formed.
29.No of families counseled and educated.
30.No of best families created.
31.No of best families awarded with prizes.
32.No of Message and educative signboards established.

Monitoring and Evaluation ; Internal Monitoring system

1.Frequent Visits – The Project Director make frequent visits to the village to see the implementation of the activities and the proper attending of the tasks by the staff. If there is any need for spot decision and altering the course of actions on that day it could be possible during the visit time in consultation with the forums concerned. It would be a participatory site visit to guide the project personal.

2.Monthly Review and Planning Meeting. Both the staff and the respective Forums regarding their related activities would do these exercises. Every month the staff and the forums will make monthly plan, which contains monthly targets. Every staff does monthly schedule and their respective targets. The same is true for people’s forum. In the regular meeting staff and the people forum will discus about the achievement against their targets Problems, hurdles, change in approaches, rescheduling the targets etc., will be done. The purpose is to ensure the 100% implementation of the targets and output.

Evaluation

The Project will be evaluated on the basis of the periodic reports, records, accounts, photographs, newspaper reports, video clippings, physical verification, interactions with the staff/ and users/ Sangams and WATSAN Committee representatives etc. A mid term evaluation will be conducted at the end of 3 months of the project and the final evaluation will be after the project period of six months. A team consisting of Project Director, staff, Sangams / WATSAN committee representatives, a couple of end users and evaluators deputed by Tear Australia will evaluate the Project.

Staff Requirement

01.Coordinator 01
02.Hygiene Educators 02
03.Sanitary Promoter 01
04.Village Health Educator 01
05.School Hygiene Educators 02
06 Part Time Accountant 01

Challenges / Constraints

The traditional habits of the people
Salinity of soil water that hamper the growth of plants
Plantation of saline tolerant varieties and proper orientation of people will take care of the above risks
Local celebration events could cancel the participation of people in program
Dates will be fixed in consultation with the people for meetings and house visits
Cooperation of school authorities
Sustainability Plan of the Project (Linkage & Leverage)

The assets created will be looked after by the Sangams / WATSAN Committees which will have properly trained persons as members. The monthly subscription collected by the WATSAN committees and the proceeds of the community kitchen gardens will be utilized for maintenance and repairs. Sangams will get any major repair replacement done by the Panchayat Union. The knowledge acquired from the drinking water/health awareness activities will help the end users to get maximum service from the sources. TRSP, DRDA and Education Department will be involved more in the program activities. Subsidy from TRSP program would for IHHL construction along with people contribution. The training to be given to the selected women in every village by the Health workers of this project will be of much use in spreading the knowledge to the others and to take preventive and promotional steps for health development. The Sangams will also arrange periodically some awareness programs for updating their knowledge. Thus, it is hoped that sustainability will be facilitated with respect to health, water and sanitation in the target village.

The Proposal is to initiate and evolve introduction of Eco-San and Water and Sanitation intervention amongst the disadvantaged rural communities in Sedapatti block with other supporting software components such as awareness and capacity building. As per your guidelines, community contributions are best articulated in the Project budget with due recognition for the role of women and children to participate.

The Project described in the attached document affected at the most affected area called Sedapatti block, Madurai district, where the majority of rural households do not have sphere standards in water and sanitation arrangements. A positive outcome of the Project is that it will increase the possibilities of environmental benefits and at the same time the quality of livelihoods free from diseases out of open defecation.

We trust that this Project Proposal is completely in line with your priorities and follows your agency’s policy to benefit the poor of India. We will look forward to hearing your reactions to this Proposal and we invite you to visit our Organization. We have many times to try to applying online to your through your agency, unfortunately our attachment not sent online project application, so herewith happy to send our project application with soft copy to your concern for your further consideration
Thank you for your consideration.

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K. Amirthalingam
Project Director – Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training Trust (ASSET)
18/10 Manimekalai Street, Ganapathi Nagar, Villapuram,
Madurai - 625 012, Tamil nadu, India
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simbi wrote:
Hi christ,This is fantastic initiative.And i believe a lot of philanthropists will join your steps.We in Ghana here are proud of you and we will join the the winning team to change the face of sanitation.

I will drop you email.

Thank you.

Dorglas Aurthur

Re: Funding offer for dry toilet project 14 Feb 2014 18:50 #7384

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Dear sir, this is a good opportunity for local NGOs working in Africa who are strong interest to promote sanitation using locally available, affordable and sustainable sanitation technologies however unable to do it due to lack of funding!

would you pls give us further info how we could access the fund.

Thank you very much
Solomon
Bright future pastoralist and agropastoralist development initiative
Program coordinator

Reply: Funding offer for dry toilet project 16 Feb 2014 14:41 #7391

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Dear Thank you for your information. This is a good opportunity for WaterAid Ethiopia who work to transform life througn accessing of water, sanitation and hygiene. WAE is working with local partners. So, can you send us the detail information how to apply for the fund.

Regards Manaye Siyoum
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