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Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - Suriname
Jan
02

Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project - Suriname

Location Bendikwai, Upper Suriname River, Sipaliwini District, Suriname Community Description Bendikwai is a small Sarramaccan village, on the Upper Suriname River in the rainforest of Suriname, consisting of 100 to 120 permanent and semi-permanent residents (about half of which are children). Income in Bendikwai is generated through agricultural activities. Other sources of income include hunting and woodcarving. Many people only have enough money for food, clothing, shelter, and... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Conclusion of Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project – Suriname
Jun
02

Conclusion of Bendikwai Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Project – Suriname

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Caroline Horlacher. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to provide the people of Bendikwai with a sustainable source of clean drinking and cooking water through a community-wide network of rainwater harvesting systems. Caroline reports: The project was intended to reduce waterborne illnesses in the village of Bendikwai by providing every man woman and child with a clean and... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
May
12

Conclusion of Khol Khol Health Hut Water Project – Senegal

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Margaret Davidson. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was to build a water tap at the village health hut. Margaret reports: I want to inform you that the Khol Khol Health Hut Water Project is finished. I completed the installation of a water tap at the Case de Sante with the assistance of Assane Niang, President of the Khol Khol Committee de Sante, and the Linguere-based water and... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
May
10

Conclusion of Tanda Mboudaye Latrine Project – Senegal

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Aimee Constantineau. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was designed to build 10 latrines in the village. However, the decision was made to instead build 5 high-quality latrines. Aimee reports: The project has successfully been completed, and has helped to establish the standards that a future collaboration with Engineers Without Borders will follow in the coming year. We had... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Dec
28

Tanda Mboudaye Latrine Project – Senegal

Location Tanda Mboudaye, Kaolack, Senegal Community Description The community is an ethnically Serere village, with some Wolof, Pulaar, and Bambara families. There are 66 households, and approximately 900 people. It is a Muslim village, with one or two Catholic households. Tanda Mboudaye is largely a subsistence farming village, the main export of which is peanuts. There is no electricity or running water, and the village is located about 5 km from a paved road. Engineers Without Borders... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Oct
05

School Toilet Construction Project – Tanzania

This project will provide latrines for 316 students at a village primary school in Tanzania. It is being administered by Peace Corps Volunteer J. Meigel, of New York. School students currently do not have adequate sanitation facilities, relying on a drop toilet made of local organic materials, or going outside the school. The students, and the community as a whole, currently are impacted by various diseases caused by fecal-oral contamination. These include diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Sep
27

School Latrines Project in Mali

Mali, located in Western Africa, is a landlocked nation, the seventh largest country in Africa. It borders on Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. This project is being done in a very poor community, currently suffering under drought conditions. A secondary school was recently constructed, but there are not yet latrines for the schoolyard. Diarrhea and dysentery are... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Go Cong Dong Water Project – Vietnam
Apr
15

Go Cong Dong Water Project – Vietnam

Water Charity is extremely pleased to announce the implementation of a rainwater collection project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International in Vietnam. The work will be carried out in Go Cong Dong district in Tien Giang province in Vietnam. In that district a baseline survey conducted by Habitat in mid-2008, concluded that, “Shortage of safe water is one of the biggest problems… Sometimes, they have to pay 500 VND for 2 buckets of water, [this is] a burden for the... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Conclusion of School Latrines Project - Mali
Jul
17

Conclusion of School Latrines Project - Mali

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Zac Mason. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE. According to Zac: Tounto is a settlement of some 4,000 people who are mostly simple millet farmers. They have a market, a small clinic, a primary school, and the recently built secondary school. 75 percent of all of the students at this school come down with diarrhea over the course of the year, and at least 65 percent come down with full-blown... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015
Dec
03

Conclusion of School Toilet Construction Project – Tanzania

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Meigel. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE. This project was to provide latrines for use by the students at the Mahulu Primary school in Kitula Village, Tanzania. Jessica reports: The project battled through delays in raising the funds, the onset of bad weather, inaccuracies in the budget process, and increasing material costs. However the effort ultimately accrued to the direct benefit... + read more
Updated date: Wednesday 11th of February 2015

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