At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation Project – Indonesia

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation ProjectLocation
Rabyian, Sampang District, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
Madura is a small island placed just to the northeast of the island of Java, in the East Java province of Indonesia. Madura is split into four regencies. Within the Sampang regency lays the small village of Rabiyan.

Rabiyan is located 40 km north of Sampang Kota, the regency capital, and 80 km east of Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java.

The population of Rabiyan is approximately 1,500 people. Most households in Rabiyan make a living either farming or fishing. The regional government classifies 670-700 people in the community as living in poor conditions.

Problem Addressed
According to the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) 43% of the Indonesian population does not have access to sanitary toilets. This is especially true in rural areas, where 60% of the population has limited access to sanitary toilets.

The lack of access to sanitary toilets leads many to open air defecation and improper disposal of waste. This exposes this portion of the population to many different fecal-borne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhea. Every year in Indonesia there are 120 million disease episodes and 50,000 premature deaths due to poor sanitation.

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation Project

Currently, many families in Rabiyan either have improper plumbing or do not have access to toilets. This has led to waste being disposed of in irrigation canals or in the ocean.

At the At Toyyibin boarding house, the residents only have access to one toilet and an outdoor washing facility that has no sanitary plumbing. The waste runs directly into a nearby stream.

Project Description
This project is to build a new toilet and washing facility for the residents of the At Toyyibin boarding house.

The building will house 2 rooms. The first will be 2 x 2 meters, with a squat toilet. The second will be 2 x 3 meters, and will contain a “mandi”, a large cement tub that holds water for bathing.

The structure will be free-standing and will have plumbing connected to a septic tank. It will be constructed in the location of the facility currently in use.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for the materials, including cement, stone, tile, PCV pipe, and a septic tank.

The owners of the boarding house will provide and pay the labor costs for the project, and will provide the ongoing maintenance.

A hygiene presentation will be given by the Pukesmas, the local health clinic. It will consist of teaching good hygiene practices to the residents of the boarding house. They will be provided with the knowledge of proper hand washing and cleaning techniques to reduce their exposure to illnesses.

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation ProjectProject Impact
69 residents between the ages of 13-19 living at the boarding house and 9 adults who help to run the boarding house who will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Olivia Clark

This project will improve the sanitation of the facility and greatly improve the health and wellbeing of the residents.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


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

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

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