4.7.1  Defining problems associated with healthful housing

The first step is to identify any housing problems in your area of interest using the above descriptions. Design a checklist and then make a quick survey to collect data on housing. A randomly selected sample of tukuls (say 30) is adequate for this exercise. At the end of the survey you should be able to list and prioritise the problems. Cultural and economic factors need to be identified. The findings will support your discussion with the community. The possible solutions must be indicated for each problem in concrete terms. The feasibility of using local materials should be studied as well. You should also indicate possible solutions in the form of proposed interventions that could be tackled without much additional investment.

4.7  Planning for the improvement of healthful housing

4.7.2  Working with the local government