The five countries where we operate — Lesotho, Mali, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia — are characterised by increasing urban migration and rapid urbanisation. Local policy-makers and authorities face an enormous challenge: to provide all citizens with adequate sanitation systems. Those living in low-income unplanned communities are particularly affected.
Not only is there a lack of financing and appropriate infrastructure, there are also challenges such as narrow streets that are inaccessible to large collection vehicles. Flexible, decentralised systems are needed to protect the environment and the health and dignity of local residents. more about us
The urban sanitation challenge: BORDA Tanzania has been playing a key role in providing information on potential solutions, conducting research, developing and implementing learning and demonstration projects, and acting as an advisor for local authorities
In presenting the lives, hopes, aspirations, and challenges of often overlooked pit emptiers and sludge operators, we aim to make sanitation workers more visible and create the recognition and respect that they deserve
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