Pellel Kindessa Latrine Project – Senegal
Pellel Kindessa, Kedougou Region, Senegal
Pellel Kindessa is a rural community of around 1,100 people is located south-eastern Senegal. It is a sprawling village with five neighborhoods nestled at the base of the mountains next to the Guinean border.
There are no businesses or stores in the town and pretty much every family makes a living from farming corn, cotton, and rice. There is no electricity, and water is drawn from wells scattered around town.
The people of Pellel Kindessa are looking to carry out a project to build new latrines throughout the five districts of the village in successive stages, according to funding.
The people of Pellel were informed between the months of November and December about the potential to have new latrines for their own family compounds and over 60 families have signed up.
Each family will be required to dig a hole in 2 x 2 meters, a minimum of 20 meters from the nearest water source, in preparation for the latrine. Each family will also bring the sand and gravel to the site and pay a small amount of money to subsidize the construction (the equivalent of $10 USD, or about 20% of the total latrine cost).
Project funds will be used to purchase materials, including cement, rebar, and PVC pipe, and to pay for the skilled labor and transport of materials.
The mason, Thierno Diallo, was trained in the construction of Ventilated Improved Pit latrines (VIP) during a previous latrine project carried out by the village’s previous Peace Corps Volunteer in 2009. That project built 55 of the first latrines Pellel.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
With this new project (and the potential of successive phases) the number of latrines in the village can be doubled, thereby reducing common illnesses such as diarrhea, which stem from the lack of proper latrines.
Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Lella previously completed the Pellel Kindessa Women’s Garden Well Project – Senegal.
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 Elmo Foundation with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Lella.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Eric. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.