Mbul Waly Latrine Project – Senegal

Mbul Waly, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Mbul Waly is a small village in the Djilor area. It has a total of 124 people living in 10 homesteads with 12 households or families.

There is no electricity or running water in the village, which is located 4 km away from the nearest paved road. The people who live in Mbul Waly are subsistence farmers, growing primarily millet and peanuts.

There is no school in the village. Kids walk to the neighboring village for elementary school through high school.

There are currently no latrines anywhere in the village. This leads to people urinating and defecating around the village, and very unsanitary conditions.

Project Description
This project is to build ten simple pit latrines in the village, which will provide one latrine per household. These latrines consist of a 2-meter hole in the ground of 1 meter in diameter, covered with a reinforced cement platform.

Project funds will be used to purchase the supplies necessary for construction: cement, iron for supporting the cement, wood for the frames, and a pipe for ventilation.

The villagers will be providing the labor of digging the hole and building the platform, as well as providing sand and rocks to mix to make the cement.

The design of these latrines is such that when one pit fills, the cement platform can simply be lifted and moved on top of a newly dug pit. One cement platform should be able to last upwards of 20 years.

Project Impact
This project will serve the entire village of 124 people.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Mary Haviland

This is a follow-up to the Soukoum Latrine Project – Senegal conducted in a neighboring village by Mary. It exemplifies the Appropriate Projects model of using appropriate technology, and replicating a successful concept.

The access to latrines will improve the sanitary conditions of the village and cut down on both malaria and diarrheal diseases.

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 Mary Haviland of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Mary and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Senegal.

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