After implementing CLTS in the community of Molos, Tampilisan, a monthly follow-up will be done for 6 months from November 2017 to May 2018. In this phase, households without sanitary toilets will be followed-up. The number of households with sanitary toilet and rate of open defecation will be monitored. At the last month of the follow up phase, an impact evaluation survey will be done to selected households of the community.
The first follow up (November 2017) was postponed by request of Mrs. Cowak. She stated that households were unable to finish the pit that they are digging due to the rainy weather. The pit that they are digging will be filled up with water due to the rain and even if they manually remove the water and start digging again, it would rain again the next day. People would say that time and efforts are wasted because of the rain. It would be useless to go on follow up since none of the households who agreed to construct their latrine have finished yet. The researcher and the barangay agreed to postpone the first follow up to December 2017.
During the first follow up, of the 36 identified households without sanitary toilet, 15 (41%) have already constructed a sanitary toilet of their own. During the first follow up phase, all households without sanitary toilet were visited. Households who have newly built their sanitary toilet are encouraged to use them daily and households who have not yet built their toilets are encouraged to build their own.