Conclusion of CACHES Latrine Project – Mozambique

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Vivienne Chao.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build an improved latrine for the boys and girls at the CACHES facility. Vivienne reports:

The latrine was completed March 1, 2012 by five CACHES staff members (including the organization’s president) over the course of two weeks.

The old reed latrine was torn down to make space for the construction of the new one. In the preliminary budget, CACHES had overlooked the necessity of vents for latrine air circulation. This problem was solved by allowing several inches of space between the corrugated roof and the cement walls.

Three sets of keys will be distributed to three active staff members and the latrine doors will be unlocked daily during CACHES working hours.

The CACHES staff were very proud of the work they’d done, certain that despite cyclone warnings in the area, their new latrine would withstand the wind and rain without a problem.

The CACHES children were excited to see the new latrine erected and the old one destroyed, helping tear down the decaying reed and depositing it in the trash pits. On behalf of CACHES and the community of Chicumbane, thank you for your support!

We wish to thank Vivienne for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust, with the help of Vivienne’s friends, for providing the funding.