Latrines Project – Morocco
This project is to build pour-flush latrines at all of the homes in a small village in Morocco.
There is a critical need for this project, which shows the relationship between effective sanitation and a safe water supply. Many families in the community do not have toilets, or have toilets that are in disrepair. However a critical factor is that some families have toilets located too close to a well, thereby affecting the safety of the drinking water.
The residents of the village, several associations (locally led NGO’s) from within the community and from surrounding areas, and individuals have given varying contributions of support to the project. The community participation is over 53% of the project cost.
The beneficiaries include 32 men, 28 women, 20 boys and 13 girls. The families will be required to provide labor for their own homes as well as for those who do not have someone who is physically able to do the work.
Families will be required to attend technical training and health classes. Participants will learn how to build and maintain a functional pour-flush toilet, about the impact hygiene and sanitation practices have on their health and how to make choices that promote healthy behavior.
The project is being carried out under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer M. Alexander.
Water Charity is providing the “last dollars” to initiate this project, which has been some time in the planning, and will be sure to have a substantial impact on the health of the community.
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.
Any additional donations using the Donate button below will be used to fund other projects by this PCV and/or other PCVs in this country.
This project has been completed. To read about the conclusion of this project, CLICK HERE.