Saare Sadio Latrine Project – Senegal

Saare Sadio, Department of Velingara, Region of Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
Saare Sadio is a Pulaar village located about 13 km Southeast of Kounkane in the Kolda region. The village is surrounded by forest and agricultural fields. The primary lifestyle is subsistence farming of millet, corn, rice, and sorghum. There is no electricity, running water, or primary school in the village.

Presently, there is a lack of cemented or semi-cemented latrines, and many people go to the bathroom in the woods, fields, and backyard areas. As a result, sanitation-related illnesses are very common, especially in children and babies.

Project Description
This project is to build ten simple pit latrines. These latrines will have 2 m by 2 m reinforced cement platforms, placed over pits that are 2 m deep and 1 m by 1m square.

Project funds will be used to purchase materials, including cement, iron bars for reinforcement, wood for molding the cement platforms, and pipes for ventilation. They will also be used to pay the mason to build the platforms.

Villagers will transport materials to the village, dig the pits, and provide sand and rocks to mix with the cement. They will also use local materials to construct the enclosures for the latrines and hand washing stations next to the latrines. In addition, each household participating in the project will pay 1,500 cfa (approximately $3) as a community contribution for purchasing materials and mason labor.

The platforms of the latrines are designed to be reusable. When the first pit is full, a second pit can be dug and the platform moved over the new pit. One platform should be able to last up to 20 years.

Project Impact
387 people in Saare Sadio will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Charlene Hopkins

This project follows on the completion by Charlene of the Saare Aboudou Latrine Project – Senegal and the Coumbadang Primary School Well Project – Senegal.

This exemplifies the Appropriate Project model that seeks to expand on and replicate successful high-impact endeavors.

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 initiative.

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

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