In 2015, there were 31 reported deaths of septic tank emptiers in work-related accidents in Bangladesh, while even more went unreported. ILO defines decent work as work that is productive, delivers fair income, security at the workplace and social protection for the families. Unfortunately, for septic tank emptiers, none of these predicaments hold true. SNV’s “Demonstration of Pro-poor market-based solutions for faecal-sludge management” project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to enable a safe working environment for septic tank emptiers in Khulna, Kushtia and Jhenaidah