Defecation, disease, and death are not just three unrelated words—they are reality in Bangladesh. Every year 69,000 children die from diarrheal diseases there, primarily caused by unhygienic sanitation. In rural areas of Bangladesh only 32% of the villagers have access to hygienic sanitation, with the rest using unhygienic pit latrines or defecating openly.
Even government and leading NGOs have largely failed to solve this sanitation issue. They have undertaken a number of projects, both individually and jointly, to improve the sanitation situation of Bangladesh but failed to achieve any positive consequence because of two core reasons-