Kewoye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – Senegal

Kewoye, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description
Kewoye is a rural community 90 km west of Kedougou in southeastern Senegal, just 35 km from the Guinean border. It has a population of about 600 people.

The vast majority of residents are farmers. The primary crops grown are rice, corn, peanuts, and cotton.

A few men participate in the selling of goods at the local weekly market in Thiokoy, as there are no local boutiques. Also, there are several trained masons and well diggers.

There is a single two-room primary school. Students go to a nearby town for secondary school. Very few households have electricity through solar panels. The majority of women in the community participate in the local women’s group through gardening and health meetings. There is a shortage of latrines in the community.

Project Description
This project is to build 10 additional latrines in 10 compounds as the second phase of a project implemented last year. It will bring latrine coverage to 75% of the community.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials and transport them to the site.

The work will be done before the rainy season by several trained masons in the community.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Hole digging (by individuals in compounds receiving latrines)
Week 2: Transport materials (concrete, rebar, iron tying wire)
Week 3: Construction & monitoring
Week 4: Continue construction & monitoring, as well as conduct hygiene workshops.

Several meetings will be held with the women’s group and others from the community regarding sanitation and the importance of washing hands after using the latrine.

Project Impact
At least 60 people will benefit from 10 latrines in 10 different compounds. Additional people who frequently visit the target compounds will also benefit.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jackie Allen

This project is another move toward full compliance with proper sanitation in the community, an essential element in the eradication of the disease.

The project takes off on the success of the first phase of the Kewoye Latrine Project – Senegal implemented under Jackie’s direction.

Jackie also completed the Diara Pont Latrine Project – Senegal, and the Diara Pont Women’s Group Handwashing Station Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 – This project has been largely funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of further funding from friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Jackie Allen.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Jackie of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jackie and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

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