Karang Soce Latrine Project – Senegal

Karang Soce, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Karang Soce is a small sub-village located approximately 2 kilometers west of Karang proper, in the region of Fatick, on the northern border of The Gambia. It has a population of 622.

The local community speaks Wolof, but they are primarily known to speak Mandinka and Seerere. The community consists mainly of grain and fruit farmers who work very hard to provide food for their families, as well as sell a small portion of their harvests to finance their daily needs.

Unsafe water and poor sanitation cause a high incidence of cholera, diarrhea, and other diseases in the community.

Ecole Karang Soce is one of four primary schools in the town of Karang Poste. It consists of 151 students and 7 teachers.

Project Description
This project is to construct two latrines on the school grounds. These latrines will have porcelain Turkish toilets and will share one building with a dividing wall. The building will be built with heavy-duty cement bricks, and will include a metal roof and wooden doors.

Currently, three other toilets and a large septic tank are being built at the school. These additional latrines will utilize the septic tank already under construction.

Project funds will be used to purchase the materials and supplies for the latrines. All labor is being donated by the community.

Project Impact
Approximately 160 students and teachers will be directly affected by this latrine project. In addition, the entire population of 600 people in Karang Soce will benefit from the facility.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Byron Yee

This project allows us to build on a movement to improve the community and the school that is already underway. The additional sanitary facility builds on that progress, and works to bring the school up to the local education commission’s standards being met by the schools in the surrounding community.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Byron Yee of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Byron and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Senegal.

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