Persons with Disability
Persons with disability (PWDs) are considered as vulnerable members of the households and communities, and whose needs have to be considered in the design and delivery of services, including sanitation. Of the total population surveyed, 292 claim to have disabilities, which is equivalent to 8.12%.
Persons with Special Needs
Persons with special needs include single parents, senior citizens, school dropouts, victims of harassment and violence (including sexual), pregnant, and others. Similar to PWDs, these persons are considered as vulnerable and need special attention. Of the total population surveyed, 445 claim to have special needs.
Majority of the dwelling units are made up of light materials and salvaged or makeshift materials. Forty eight percent (48%) of the households live in dwelling units with light materials for the floor. Fifty percent (50%) live in dwelling units with light materials for the roof, while 45% live in dwelling units with light materials for the walls.
Reasons for Using Unimproved Toilet Facility
About 75%, or 672 households, stated that they needed improved toilet facilities, while 25%, or 229 households claimed they do not need one. The most common reason provided as to why households use unimproved toilet facilities is the lack of available space for toilets.
Willingness to Avail of PTS
On the willingness to avail of the PTS, 76% of the households expressed their willingness, while 24% refused or were not. Most of these households that are not willing to avail of the PTS provided lack of space as well as use of other toilets (most of which are not categorized as improved) as their reasons.