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Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries. The majority of people there lack access to water and sanitation facilities. Open defecation in rural areas is deemed to be more than 90%. To support the Water Supply and Sanitation Ministry of Niger in its efforts to improve rural sanitation, UNICEF introduced CLTS in ten pilot villages in 2010 and is training community volunteers in hygiene promotion and environmental sanitation.