Srizony Foundation raises awareness on sanitation issues, which creates demand among the community for facilities such as hygienic latrines and associated hardware. The programme supports local entrepreneurs by providing loans to existing privately-owned sanitation shops, or rural sanitation centres Experts from Srizony Foundation and the government’s Department of Public Health Engineering are also providing training on production technology to local entrepreneurs, enabling the latter to produce quality latrine parts. Srizony Foundation helps provide technical assistance to those who can afford and are willing to construct latrines, ensuring proper design and site selection. Loans are provided to those who cannot afford to pay the full cost of hygienic latrines. Two-pit latrine construction materials, including superstructures and mini water tanks, are offered to ultra poor families free of cost.
Rural sanitation centres
Srizony Foundation has helped establish RSCs in each union to increase access to latrine materials in remote areas. Srizony Foundation provides orientation to all latrine producers in its programme area in order to support more suppliers. Till date, more than 2,400 rural sanitation entrepreneurs have received loans and more than 5, 00 have received orientation from Srizony Foundation . Loan support of BDT 10,000-15,000 is provided to one RSC from each union to increase access to production centres and ensure standard quality of latrine