Managing and disposing of human waste safely is vital to the health, self-respect and safety of communities. It affects children’s education and people’s ability to earn a livelihood. This tool gives guidance on choosing and constructing an appropriate latrine for a private household. The assumption is that any latrine construction work is part of a wider water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme.
This tool will help you think about the location of the latrine, how it will be maintained and operated, the needs of those who use it, available materials and building techniques, and important physical and environmental considerations.