Aerosan operates low-cost public sanitation facilities in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, connected to wastewater treatment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a lockdown was imposed, leaving the streets of Kathmandu virtually empty with consequently no users at the sanitation facilities. The Response Facility has supported Aerosan’s operators during this lockdown and has helped 20 highly trained and experienced staff in both the Nepal office and at the public toilets. The fund provided salaries during the lockdown and supported the training of new Dalit female members of the Sanitation Workers Co-op. As a result, Aerosan was able to resume operations immediately once lockdown came to an end.
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