Conclusion of Sare Meta Latrine Project – Senegal
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Cochran. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to build 22 latrines, spread over 6 villages, in the Kolda Region.
I am happy to say that we have completed 19 latrines in the six planned villages (Sare Meta, Sare Labbel, Sare Kallilou, Sare Konkoyel, Sinthane Bielou, and Sare Pathe) of the Kolda region of Senegal.
Overall, the Appropriate Projects funds provided 19 family compounds, or nearly 800 people, with essential means to sanitary latrines. The project ended up with 3 fewer latrines than projected due to miscalculations and material readjustments during construction.
It was a slow start due to harvesting commitments of field crops, several funerals, and the forever present difficulty gauging the truth in progress updates. I realized that much more work was done in my presence, so as the project progressed I oversaw more of the work.
In the next stage, the local health volunteer and I plan to have a health training in each village to commend the people for their community contribution and to discuss the important benefits, which were mentioned during downtime in every location. I am satisfied with the success of the project and look forward upcoming informational sessions.
We are grateful to Jessica for completing the project, and again wish to thank Hack and Slash for providing the funding.