In 2015, the Government of Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as part of the national development agenda. Specific to sanitation, SDG 6.2 aims to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation. Adoption of SDG 6.2 requires the Government of Uganda to continue its focus on eliminating open defecation, while also supporting an enabling environment for households to adopt basic sanitation.
The Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA) is a five-year program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) increases household access to water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH) services in Uganda. In early 2018, USHA established a partnership with Lixil Corporation to support the expansion of its supply chain for SATO sanitation products. SATO products, designed for lower income customers, are intended to reduce smell, flies, and make a toilet look and feel more prestigious - features that many households value.
This learning brief presents findings of a survey with households who were early purchasers of SATO sanitation products sold through two USHA-supported supply chains between November 2018 and September 2019.