Conclusion of Mogué Composting Latrine Project – Panama

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Samuel Packard.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a composting latrine at the school for use by the community and the school.

Samuel reports:

The construction of the latrine began in late June under the instruction and guidance of PC Panama Environmental Health volunteer Alan McDonald. In total, 10-15 men from the village participated and observed the process.

We constructed a dual chamber composting latrine big enough to service the schoolchildren of Mogue, and which is located only feet away from the school garden where the children will learn about organic fertilizers by using them in planting beans, plantains, tomatoes, corn, and a variety of other crops to be eaten for school lunches.

A workshop was held with the teachers to instruct them on proper use and maintenance.

The project now provides adequate facilities for 500 people.

The men of the village have expressed interest in building their own composting latrines, and we are exploring more cost effective ways of doing so. Alan made himself available to facilitate further projects.

Thank you so much. This project is having a very positive impact on my community.

We are grateful to Samuel for working with the community to complete the project, and again extend our thanks to the SLOW LIFE Foundation for providing the funding.