Preference for and characteristics of an appropriate sanitation technology for the slums of Kisumu, Kenya

This paper, published in the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, outlines the sanitation challenges faced within slums in Kisumu city, and how the lack of sanitation facilities is further compounded by the difficulty in determining an appropriate sanitation technology due to the challenging living conditions. Through interviews and participatory discussions, residents of the slums in Kisumu city identified sanitation technologies they preferred, and the reasons for or against these technologies. This article calls for cooperation among stakeholders, including landlords and tenants in decision-making for sanitation in slums.

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