Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

This recent blog-post has some pictures of the modified versions:
blog.americanstandard-us.com/2015/04/15/...-sub-saharan-africa/

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Alfonso,

You can contact Cresstanks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request samples.

Feel free to e-mail me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have trouble connecting with the right people.

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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

Hi Jim and everyone,

It would be good to include this into a solid, lightweight, recycled-plastic outhouse to be used as an ArborLoo (over one shallow pit, then another, then planting trees). I even suggest building with no roof, as this would reduce cost, weight and smells, plus each rain would wash the floor and all surfaces, next the sun would help to sterilize them. (And the plastic could likely be protected from the UV somehow.)

It is also key to only promote this model where the soil is absorbant, the water table is low, and there is no flooding. In those conditions, it would be better to buiid UDDTs raised above the high water line.

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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

Hi Jim, Hi everyone,

Thanks for sending me a sample to bring in Mauritania for my mission there trying to shape a sanitation marketing program in the desert. Hard job with population very poor, hard soil, small civil society, etc ... amongst other difficulties.

Almost none of the CLTS latrine that I saw were "improved". The heat makes them pretty odorless and there's almost no flies by 48°C. There's never a roof on the latrines so the VIP system couldn't work properly. No-one understood the need to close the hole with something and put some mesh on the ventilation pipe. The siphon is too expensive and for the cases I saw, either it was evaporated (less than 4 hours they mentioned) or people were unhappy because it consumes too much water.
The problems all come during the rainy season (August - October) when flies appear in mass and diarrhoea too.

Basically, they loved it in the field and there's a great potential in the sahel region but still in the program this seems complicated to organise all the logistic or spreding the Sato Pan in the desert.

Another question that I wanted to ask you on this forum so everyone could benefit the answer. Because there's no roof the pan would be exposed to high UV aggression, was there any test realised on the resistance of the SaTo Pan to UV ?

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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

For those following this thread on SaTo pan, I also wanted to highlight that Sherina's company in Uganda has also used them successfully, see here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new...tion-of-susana#13251

Sherina said in that thread:

The SaTo pan has proven to be a really popular product for latrine improvement - both in terms of affordability and the benefits of making a latrine more hygienic, free from flies and safe for children. Since October 2014, SSG has sold over 2700 pans. SSG is identifying strategic partners through whom to distribute the pans both in the rural and urban areas which will help to achieve wider scale and impact.

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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

Dear Jim,

Thank very much for your attention and for the information.

I will keep you updated.

Alfonso
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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

dear
it is nice to see affordable sanitation system for sub-Saharan Africa where sanitation problem is relatively high!i just want to introduce the sanitation product to my community in Addis Abeba,Ethiopia,can i get more information on this!
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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

Dear all,

I have been looking for a location to discuss the technical and share practical experiences of the SatoPan. I felt that this topic thread is a bit broader and therefore I have opened a new topic, click here:
" Practical and technical questions on use and installation of SaTo pan ".


I hope you will be able to contribute to that thread as well!

thank you,

Arjen Naafs
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Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People)

Ok Arjen. Thank you.

I also take advantage to update Jim: The contact has been very successful. Thank you very much for your support on this issue. We will keep in touch.

Best regards,

Alfonso
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