Conclusion of Huanaco Community Latrine Project – Peru
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Frieda von Qualen. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to build two public bathrooms (each bathroom having a men's and a women's room), for the use of the entire community.
Frieda reports that the municipality completed the construction within budget. Funds from Water Charity went directly toward buying the building materials. The community supplied bricks, some roofing materials, labor, and tools.
Frieda expressed her thanks:
On behalf of the community in Huanaco in Ica, Peru, I want to thank you for your generosity in helping build public bathrooms in Huanaco. For many families the public bathroom is the only bathroom they have access to.
The hygiene commission helped carry out various educational sessions about how to make safe drinking water in the home, how to separate trash, when to wash hands, and how to block the various routes of contamination.
We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.