Conclusion of Ngaraff Health Hut Water and Sanitation Project – Senegal

Running water at the Health Hut!

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

The project was to bring water to the health hut and build a latrine inside the health compound.
Emily reports:

We have completed the water tap and latrine at the Health Hut in Ngaraff, Senegal.

I accompanied the Health Committee Treasurer and a village mason to a large town down the road to buy supplies for the project.

For the water tap, several men from the village dug a long trench from main water pipe to the inside of the clinic compound, and then an engineer was hired from a nearby town to attach the pipe and install the tap.

The latrine pit was also dug by village residents. A mason from Ngaraff, who had recently built a wall around the Health Hut, constructed the latrine, which is a double-chambered ventilated pit latrine. One of the chambers will serve as a shower.

The people of Ngaraff have been talking incessantly about how happy they are to have a Health Hut that has the means to function effectively. The introduction of water and proper sanitary facilities at the site will allow for a variety of health-related activities, including births, medical care, and educational programs, thus improving the overall health of the village and surrounding area.

Thank you for your role in making this happen!

Installing the Health Hut water Tap.