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Disability and sanitation: Making WASH fully inclusive

He is married with two children and works hard to support his family, but Martial Ramartin has spent three decades fighting the stigma of his partial paralysis, left from a bout of measles when he was just four.

As a child, his parents treated him the same as his siblings, encouraging him to learn to walk again despite his paralysed left leg, and requiring him to help with the daily rhythm of life in rural Madagascar – lighting the morning fire, pounding rice to prepare it for meals, and fetching water from an open pond at the foot of the village.

Sharing Plan Indonesia’s Journey towards Disability Inclusive WASH: “What has been achieved and how can this help other practitioners?”

People with disability (PWD) are a part of every community, everywhere in the world. They are among the poorest, most marginalized and disadvantaged. Sadly, PWD have the least access to basic WASH services, which contributes to their continued isolation, poor health and poverty. Plan Indonesia has been implementing two CLTS projects in three districts, namely Grobogan, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS) and Timor Tengah Utara (TTU).

Date: 21 May 2014
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