School Toilet Construction Project – Tanzania

Woman Walking - TanzaniaThis project will provide latrines for 316 students at a village primary school in Tanzania. It is being administered by Peace Corps Volunteer J. Meigel, of New York.

School students currently do not have adequate sanitation facilities, relying on a drop toilet made of local organic materials, or going outside the school.

The students, and the community as a whole, currently are impacted by various diseases caused by fecal-oral contamination. These include diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal worms, hepatitis, typhoid, and cholera. This is especially devastating to people living with poor nutrition, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and impaired immune systems.

The project has the full support of the community, which has recognized the need for the latrines but has been unable to do anything about it because of the lack of funds.

Tanzania Landscape

The Water Charity participation in this project has 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 Jessica Meigle of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jessica and/or those other PCVs in the country of service.

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