Thiakho Thioffior Latrine Project – Senegal

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This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.

Thiakho Thioffior Latrine Project - SenegalLocation
Thiakho Thioffior, Kaolack, Senegal

Community Description
Though the community is strongly motivated with respect to health improvement, financing is an ongoing issue with the residents. Of the 76 homes surveyed, there are 26 households without a latrine, and 13 households with a broken latrine. Because of this, many people in the village must go to the fields or rely on the kindness of a neighbor who has a latrine.

Problem Addressed
Though the community is strongly motivated with respect to health improvement, financing is an ongoing issue with the residents. Of the 76 homes surveyed, there are 26 households without a latrine, and 13 households with a broken latrine. Because of this, many people in the village must go to the fields or rely on the kindness of a neighbor who has a latrine.

Project Description
This project aims to provide 30 houses with a latrine to combat open defecation in the community.

The health committee has determined distribution of the latrines in the community and has chosen the masons.

Thiakho Thioffior Latrine Project - SenegalThe community will begin digging the pits where the waste will be stored and bring the sand to build the cement blocks, as part of their in-kind contribution.

The materials will be purchased, and the bricks made to create the bricks for the waste storage chamber and building unit. The masons will then proceed to construct the latrines.

A hand-washing and soap-making causerie will be held for the people in the community.

After construction, a causerie will be held with the help of the masons on how to properly take care of a latrine so that it can be used for 5-10 years.

Project Impact
350 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kareem Jarrett

Monitoring and Maintenance
In order to monitor the impact of the project, a baseline survey will be done in the community. To ensure that the project is sustainable, a latrine maintenance training will be held for all members of the community.

Thiakho Thioffior Latrine Project - Senegal

A latrine maintenance fund for the community will be established, where people opt in to pay 500CFA ($1) per month to the health structure in the community in order to address latrine problems as they arise and to fund new latrines for the community.

Fundraising Target
$5,300

Funds raised in excess of the project amount will be allocated to other projects in the country.

Donations Collected to Date
$0

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Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Dollar Amount Needed
$5,300