Conclusion of Santa Rosa de Cucunati Latrine Project – Panama
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Shayla Smith.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
We are happy to report that this project has been successfully completed and fully funded. Water Charity would like to thank Shayla for her hard work and perseverance in this worthy endeavor.
The goal of this project was to provide more latrines in the community of Santa Rosa. When I first arrived in August 2013, there were no composting latrines being used. At the close of the project there are now 8 composting latrines in the community of Santa Rosa. Households who participated in the project had to attend a health seminar as well as a latrine maintenance workshop to qualify for the project. In the health seminar, community members learned about hand washing and disease prevention, and water treatment and storage. The latrine maintenance seminar included information on how to extract the compost after a year and the types of plants and trees it can be used to fertilize. While the target group was Santa Rosa, the seminars and some work days were also attended by people from neighboring communities.
Project Expenses for Water Charity:
|Bags of Cement||45||$450|
|Sheets of Zinc||18||$360|
|Sand and Rock||50||$50|
We would like to thank Shayla once again for executing such a fine project. And, we would also like to thank the generosity of our donor Wilco Krul, of Einhoven, Netherlands, who fully funded this project.