Community Latrine Project – Togo

LandscapeThis plateau region village in Togo has a growing population, presently numbering about 150. The villagers are engaged in semi-subsistence agriculture and minimal income-generating activities.

There are no public sanitation facilities, and very few families have private latrines. Therefore defecation largely takes place in the open.

This project is for the development of community latrines to serve the population and visitors to the area.

This project was developed by the community’s development committee, which came to the conclusion that improving the health-related infrastructure is the highest priority.

The project is being carried out by the community under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer A. Landis.

The community will contribute the land, wood, water, sand, and manual labor totaling 28% of the project cost.

Sustainability will be ensured through nominal charges to non-residential users, with the revenue used for maintenance.

The success of this project is expected to greatly reduce the incidence of gastro-intestinal disease in the community. In addition, it will show the rest of the township that a community-managed project can be successful and sustainable.

This project has been 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 the host country.

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