Saare Bono Latrine Project – Senegal

Saare Bono, Keur Madiabel, Kaolack, Senegal

Community Description
Saare Bono is a small Pulaar village in the Peanut Basin of Senegal. It is about 11 km from the road town of Keur Madiabel. The people of Saare Bono make their living primarily by farming peanuts, millet, corn, and sorghum. Many of the villagers also own cattle whose milk they then sell. This village is very motivated and has recently started gardening and intends to begin agroforestry practices.

Saare Bono consists of about 250 people in 14 compounds. Currently, the village has only one latrine, which is owned by one of the grandmothers, and is not available for use by the public. This results in the rest of the villagers defecating in the fields and near compounds, resulting in high rates of diarrhea in the area.

Project Description
This project is to build 14 latrines in the community.

Under the direction of the Saare Bono Men’s Group, each compound will be provided with a simple, unlined, ventilated latrine.

Each compound will be responsible for digging a 1 m x 2 m hole for the latrine as well as bringing rock and dirt to mix with the cement and wooden poles to make a strong cover. The village will also be responsible for the transportation of the materials from Keur Madiabel to the village. Villagers will also be required to help with the labor on the day the cement is mixed and poured.

Each latrine cover is designed to allow relocation to a new pit once the current one becomes full.

Each compound will be responsible for building a millet stalk or brick fence around its latrine for privacy.

The money provided will cover the cost of the cement, iron, pipe for ventilation as well as the mason.

After completion of the latrines, a lesson will be given on the cause of diarrheal illnesses, the importance of latrines, and how to take care of the latrines.

Project Impact
250 will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Rosanne Dunivan

This is an important infrastructure project which will have a drastic impact on the health and well-being of the community.

Rosanne previously completed the Paymar Hamady Latrine Project – Senegal and the Keur Diam Latrine Project – Senegal.

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 Andando Foundation.

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

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