This video highlights the difficult working conditions of sanitation entrepreneurs in peri-urban areas and demonstrates the importance and opportunities of professionalizing the work and financing this critical business sector.
A couple of pit latrines emptyers in Nairobi, Kenya are followed around. They tell about their work and how important they are in keeping the city healthy. The problems they run into when working, but also when they are looking for financing to improve their business.
This short video has won the second place in the USAID Environmental Health Sanitation Video Contest 2010.
The movie is commissioned by WASTE and produced by Africa Interactive.
The movie was made possible through contributions of: the ROSA project, funded by the European Union under the EU 6th Framework Programme and the SPA project, funded by DGIS, the Directorate-General of Development Cooperation of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.