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362 Villages in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia break the record

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STBM Indonesia record

362 villages in South Timor Tengah and North Timor Tengah District in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province (Indonesia) declared themselves as villages which had successfully applied Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat (STBM) or Community Based Total Sanitation program on 26th November 2013. STBM is an Indonesian hygiene and sanitation program using CLTS approach. Through this program, 600 thousand community members have reaped the benefits of good sanitation. For this achievement, the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) recognised it as the district with the most

sanitation-literate villages. “This is the rst and the most number as far as Indonesia’s history is concerned,” said Paulus Rangka, MURI Senior Manager during the STBM declaration event in Tetaf village, Kuatnana Sub-District, South Timor Tengah District, NTT, Indonesia.

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Date: 30 January 2014