Conclusion of Boff Poupouye Latrine Project – Senegal
This project has been completed under the technical direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Grant Rowland. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE.
This project called for the construction of ten latrines, spread throughout the village.
Overall everything went very well. There was a slight delay the first week because one of the masons was out of town. However, the supplies were purchased and transported to each compound, and when the mason returned the actual construction took less than a week.
One of the latrines was constructed for a young woman who is both unable to walk and mentally handicapped. The support and appreciation I received from her and her family was overwhelming. Now she no longer has to more or less crawl a great distance out into the brush over hot sand in order to relieve herself.
Grant commented that, as the pictures show, only males participated in the project. Upon inquiry, he was told that they were all at school! He was encouraged by this, as the education of girls, a rarity in the past, appears to be expanding.
Grant expressed the feelings of the community:
Overall, from all the people of Boff and myself, I would like to say thank you so much for making this possible. Almost on a daily basis my village thanks me and tells me how positive my presence and this project have been for everyone.
We extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this successful project.