Naming streets, counting citizens, and mapping facilities = Empowered improvements

A NYT story about students from Harvard documenting locations and types of toilets available in a Mumbai slum.

“The act of naming streets, counting citizens and mapping facilities turns information into an advocacy tool.”

But what was unexpected, that using toilets lowered some rates of sickness, or that even the poorest of people would pay 2-3 cents to enjoy a cleaner site?

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