Raising the standard
Now, more than half of the approximately 60 households in Daolusu have toilets.
“Before when it rained, older people and people who couldn’t move well had to paddle [to the mangroves] in the rain,” says Esther Kwaifo’oa, a member of the Stone Raisers’ team.
“You’d see them and feel bad for them, but that’s how it was. So now, the places with toilets are fine no matter how hard it’s raining.”
Daolusu elder Joe Brandly Wale says he can see that the Stone Raisers’ model is sustainable.
“People have to go to the proper place rather than the mangroves all the time. It’s changed now. Life has changed.”