Conclusion of Darou Ibrahima Sagnane Latrine Project – Senegal

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer David Lothamer. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to construct new latrines and repair existing damaged latrines.

David reports:

Darou Keur Ibrahima Sagnane is located in the Southern Fatick region about 15 to 20 km north of the Gambia. The population of about 350 consists of mostly farmers. Some people are forced to travel to big cities to find work during the dry season. Darou Sagnane has been collaborating with Peace Corps on several projects since 2006.

Villagers have a lot of experience implementing projects. Thus the construction of ten new latrines for ten different families went very smoothly.

Latrines were constructed just in time for the rainy season. Materials were purchased in the closest regional capital, Kaolack, and transported to the village via members of the village who operate a bush taxi. A villager in Darou was also hired to do the construction work.

Thanks to this project, now 22 of the 24 compounds have their own private latrine. Villagers are happy that they no longer have to go far or outside of the village to find a latrine.

We are grateful to David for completing the project, and again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.