Esidarie Primary School Latrine Project – Cambodia

Sdao, Rattanak Mundol District, Battambang Province, Cambodia

Community Description
Sdao has existed for about 20 years and the area was one of the fronts during the civil war in the 1990s.

Esidarie Primary School is located in Rattanak Mundol District which is in the northwest corner of Battambang, Cambodia. The district is 40 kilometers away from the second-largest city in Cambodia. Rattanak Mundol has 23 widespread villages located from the local primary school along the national highway.

The school has a growing population of 550 students and 20 staff members.

Problem Addressed
Only two latrines are available for the students at the school, with only three of the current squat toilets currently functional.

Project Description
This project is to build a set of latrines at the school.

Two new squat toilets will be located in a stand-alone building 30 meters behind the school. The building will be divided into two, with one section for boys and the other for girls.

The latrine building will be constructed from bricks covered with stucco and covered with an aluminum roof. Ventilated concrete, common in Cambodia, will be used for the toilet, and two doors will be made from wood for the separate squat toilets. The interior floor and bottom section of the walls will be made from ceramic tiles.

Water for the bathrooms will be provided from cisterns that collect rainwater.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including brick, ceramic tiles, wood, and aluminum.

Skilled labor will be done by a local contractor contacted by the school director. Unskilled labor, such as clearing space for the bathroom and digging, will be done by students and staff.

Ongoing maintenance will be provided by the school, and overseen by the school director and other staff members.

Project Impact
550 students, plus 20 staff members and food vendors who use the bathrooms daily, will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Nicholas Branch

The additional facility will help with sanitation for the school that continues to gain students year after year.

The project is well-supported by the school and community, with people lined up to provide labor and financial assistance.

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.