KRTTI Water Project – Liberia

Pot Washing - LiberiaLocation

Kakata City, Margibi County, Liberia

Community Description
Liberia is located on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean. Kakata is the capital of Margibi County.

Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) is a teacher training institute with residential facilities for both trainers and trainees. The trainees pay no tuition and are given housing and three meals a day as incentive to become teachers in the rural areas. There 362 people who eat all their meals in the cafeteria, including 13 women on the kitchen staff, 270 trainees, 42 trainers and approximately 50 staff.

Cesspit - LiberiaThe cafeteria was structurally rebuilt after the war, but there is no water delivery system, except for a temporary connection to a hose.
There exists an open cesspit which creates an extremely unsanitary condition.

Project Description

This project is to provide a permanent water supply to the fixtures in the building, including the sink and the dish washing station. In addition, the open cesspit will be enclosed.

Project funds will be used to purchase the materials, including faucets, valves, brackets, and PVC pipe and connectors.

Water Distribution - LiberiaOnce the sink is available for hand washing, the school nurse will talk to the kitchen staff about the importance of cleanliness and the dietitian/kitchen manager will do follow-up discussions and monitor compliance.

Project Impact

362 people will directly benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project

Denise Hilliard


This is a high-impact and low-cost project that will provide immediate benefit, in terms of improvements in health and sanitation, to a large number of people. A water supply is being connected to the cafeteria, and open sewage is being contained.

Dollar Amount of Project


Donations Collected to Date


Dollar Amount Needed

$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of The
Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Denise Hilliard of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Denise and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Liberia.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.