New Latrines, New Lease on Life  After a community-led total sanitation (CLTS) activity, this rural household in Senegal built a non-subsidized latrine, with a cover and a place for hand washing. Photo Credit: Jay Graham

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is an approach to achieve sustained behavior change of people who participate in a guided process of "triggering"; the triggering is intended to lead to spontaneous and long-term change of social behaviours, in particular the abandonment of open defecation.

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