Neulich gab es mal wieder eine Statistik nach der die Sanitärausstatting in Kambodscha eher zu wünschen lässt. Tatsächlich ist die Toilettenlage außerhalb von Städten prekär. Selbst wenn man Kloschüsseln verwendet, sind sie meist in einem desaströsen Zustand. Dazu passt eine nette Geschichte, die ich gefunden habe:
The other day after doing my presentation about the foibles of organic rice projects in Cambodia, a woman came up to me who had worked in the NGO sector helping to put toilets in villages.
She reported to me that the villagers at first said they wanted toilets but when they discovered how much maintainance they required and how dirty they got, they decided it was cleaner to go outside in nature.
So no one in the villages used the donor provided toilets
However, the villages did say they wanted to keep the toilets because they were useful to have esepcially when aid envoys came to visit and needed to use the loo. The villagers felt the more amenities they could provide barangs(foreigners), the more likely they were to recieve aid assistance.
Talk about immanent effects of aid!