As project manager and initiator of the dry toilet project in Darewadi it was very exciting for me to document and analyze the current developments, existing problems and of course also to observe the positive influences of the dry-toilets. During the 6 weeks project visit in Pune we discussed the current situation with our partner the Ecosan Services Foundation and spoke about the next steps. Besides we had regular consultations between German Toilet Organization, the Guts For Change Team and all other Members of Non-Water Sanitation e.V.. The communication was very essential and also helpful for the successful project implementation.
The questions which now probably appear in your minds might be:
What happened to the donations? How many UDDTs have been completely constructed? Are the toilets actually used?
These questions and my personal experiences will be summarized now.