Bentinky Latrine Project – Senegal
This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.
Bentinky, Arrondisement of Sagna, Departement of Malem Hodar, Kaffrine Region, Senegal.
Compounds with small children are in special need of latrines to reduce diarrheal and respiratory disease. The goal of this project is to improve the sanitary conditions of the community through the reduction of open defecation within compounds.
By combining the construction of latrines with a training on proper hand-washing techniques and the constructions of tippy taps, the community will have knowledge that they can continue to apply proper sanitation methods to reduce the contamination in their homes in the future.
This project will include the construction of pit latrines with no walls or cover within 10 compounds in the village. There are 27 households that have small children enrolled in the local French-Arab school that do not have latrines within the compounds. Ten of these will have be chosen at random to obtain latrines.
282 people will directly benefit.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Monitoring and Maintenance
Mbentinky School Parent’s Association is the local community organization, and all household will be visited by the local PCV Denise, 1 month after latrine construction and tippy tap/handwashing training.
It is possible that once these 10 latrines are built, Water Charity will go on and do a follow up project in the village to complete latrines for all the other compounds that want them installed. This will be at the discretion of Denise or whoever the current PCV stationed there is at that time. Any funds raised in excess of the amount needed for this project will go towards future projects in the area.
Fundraising Goal of Project
Dollar Amount Needed
$0 – This project became infeasible, and was not fully implemented. There was no expenditure of funds. Donations were re-allocated to other projects in Senegal.