This is a response to the discussion on toilets.
I do agree that toilets for the por should be a priority. I feel these
toilets should be built along with a public washing facility or launderettes
The water used for washing in the machines can be used for draining the
toilets., Our experience of working with slum communities shows the need for
mechanical washing facility in these areas. Women in every household spend a
considerable amount of time and energy in daily washing activity. The girls
in the family are engaged in this work if we can save there time we can
bring them to literacy classes at alleast for an hour a day.
I have tried to find out from different sources how we can go about doing
this. My reasearch in Pune brought it to my notice that current public
toilets cannot be used for this purpose because they are not connected to
city drainage system. they are septic tank type toilets.
I would like to get reactions, suggestions, information on
the idea of having laundrette facility along with the public toilets.
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