Okafia Igbere a rural community in Bende LGA of the state is about 41km from the state capital.This community had a lot of problems for which they came together and resolved to seek the Agency’s assistance in funding various projects (including a VIP toilet).
This was a priority for them given the communal lifestyle of the people which entails the usage of a common communal toilet. Usually, the toilets are designed with two logs of wood placed side by side on a valley. People squat on it to easy themselves. Not only this, there has been a lot of cases of cholera outbreak in the community due to the rains washing the excreta to the stream.The stench that comes out from that place is so pungent that it pollutes the entire community and anyone entering the community will definitely perceive the foul odor.
With the completion of the project, the community now has properly demarcated modern VIP toilet facilities. This has in no small measure promoted sanitary condition in the community as well as reduced the air pollution in the community.