In fact, we were strongly criticising the government a lot for not doing anything to improve the sanitation situation in developing countries. During the discussion, we came across the quote from Leo Tolstoy that “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” With this quote, our discussion took a different […]
The history of an undeveloped sanitation system Costa Rica, a nature paradise with 2% of the world’s biodiversity, is a place where 70% of wastewater and faecal sludge goes to the rivers. With its 5 million inhabitants, it has the most contaminated river in Central America, Río Tárcoles, which receives the contaminated water of the … Continue reading Shitty Inequality: Faecal sludge in Costa Rica´s paradise
In 2008, Zimbabwe experienced a major cholera outbreak in its history which killed more than 4000 people and infecting more than 90000 (WHO, 2009). Most people affected by the disease were from high density areas like Mbare, the oldest location of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. This outbreak was mainly attributed to lack of … Continue reading Orphaned by the State – 4000 Deaths
“To deny a family water, under any bureaucratic pretext whatsoever, is a great injustice, especially when one profits from this need” – Pope Francis (Nairobi, 2015). The residents in the informal settlements of Nairobi pay 4 times more for the same quantity of water than the residents in the affluent areas of the city. … Continue reading Is it a bucket or a tap that cost more?