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Nepal Sanitation Facts


Proportion of rural population with unimproved sanitation = 57%

Proportion of rural population with unimproved water = 14%


BUT: If there IS a toilet why do people not use it?

•Toilets are filthy, dark, foul-smelling, or unattractive (often this is the case for shared or public toilets)

•There is a risk to personal safety (e.g., if the toilets are public or shared, and criminals are known to gather there to wait for possible victims)

•Toilets are only at some distance; also, it may be dangerous to get there at night

•Diarrhea may mean there is not enough time to go to a distant shared toilet (or result of an Irritable Bowel Syndrome emergency when no public toilets are available)

•Toilet is dilapidated, and the user may fear a collapse or danger to children

•Toilet enclosure does not provide enough privacy

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•Poor sanitation is one of the world’s biggest killers: it hits women, children, old and sick people hardest

•Without toilets, girls often drop out of school at puberty 

•The lack of a toilet makes women and girls a target for sexual assault as they go to the toilet in the open, late at night.

•Many get bitten by snakes as they squat in the grass

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