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How can I build a latrine?

Dig a pit about ½ meter wide, 1 ½ meters long, and 3 meters deep.

Cover the pit, leaving a hole about 20 by 30 centimeters.

Build a shelter and roof out of local building materials.

To be safe, a latrine should be at least 20 meters from all houses, wells, springs, rivers, or streams. If it must be anywhere near a place people go for water, be sure to put the latrine downstream.

After using the latrine, throw a little lime, dirt, or ash in the hole to reduce the smell and keep flies away.