Koboye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – Senegal

Koboye, Fongolimbi District, Kedougou Region, Senegal

Community Description
Koboye is a community of 400 people, located about 40 kilometers from Kedougou, situated on a small mountain bordering Guinea. Villagers speak Pulla Fuuta, a dialect of Pulaar.

The Koboye Latrine Project – Senegal was successfully completed. Previously, people used fenced-off areas to shower and urinate and went into the forest to defecate. Now, those with latrines have a more sanitary option with a lower risk of illness. The participating families have expressed their appreciation.

Project Description
This project is to build 8 additional latrines in Koboye.

The new families have been selected, and have already dug, or are in the process of digging, their 1 m by 1 m holes. As before, there is no need for the latrines to be lined, as the holes are dug in laterite soil.

Cement will be transported with the help of a local market truck. One mason will be responsible for capping the latrines. The construction requires a layer of woven bamboo, followed by rebar and cement.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay the mason, buy cement, and pay for transport costs. Rebar left over from the first phase will be used for this part of the project. The families will be using locally woven bamboo fencing as a privacy screen.

The children will be taught how to use the latrines, and proper usage will be encouraged, along with the use of tippy-taps provided by World Vision.

Project Impact
The number of people who will be able to access these latrines reaches beyond 150.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Ashleigh Baker

This is a significant project in the move to attain close to 100% compliance and reduce disease in the community.

In addition to Phase 1 of this project, Ashleigh also completed the Koboye Well Improvement Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$60.00 – 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 Ashleigh Baker.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Ashleigh of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Ashleigh 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.