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Submitted by Ed Bourque on

I applaud you for stating these stubborn facts.

This reminds me of a question I asked at a sanitation forum many years ago.

"If a large proportion of the urban poor live in informal settlements with no tenure or are renting, even if they could afford to- why in the world would they elect to invest in an improved latrine or toilet?"

Awkward silence hit the room for a second after I asked this uncomfortable question, and eventually the response from the speaker was pretty much that this is an intractable problem in many cases.