Silahuá Pre-School Bathroom Project – Peru

Silahuá, Chalaco, Morropón, Piura, Peru

Community Description
Silahuá, a population center of the District of Chalaco, Province of Morropón, Department of Piura, is located at an altitude of approximately 1200 meters. The population is approximately 450 people.

The majority of the community members are subsistence farmers who grow coffee, bananas, sugar cane, corn, and beans. Because this community is a population center located far from the district capital, funding for projects is hard to come by.

Currently, there are 21 students at the local pre-school, and the student population is increasing rapidly. The students and others who use the facility for meetings and community events all share a poorly-constructed pit latrine.

Project Description
This project is to construct a bathroom for the local preschool for the use of males and females.

The bathroom will be built of brick and connected to the local sewer system.

Project funds will be used to purchase the materials for the project. It is anticipated that the local District Government will donate the bricks and skilled mason that will be required to complete the project.

Construction will be accompanied by the teaching of important themes, including health, hygiene, privacy, and the importance of appropriate bathroom use.

Project Impact
80 people, including 21 students, will immediately benefit from the project. The student population is increasing at the rate of 10 per year.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Patrick Sullivan

This is a needed project to alleviate the unhealthful sanitary facilities existing for the students, teachers, and visitors of the pre-school.

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 Patrick Sullivan of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Patrick and/or those of other PCVs in Peru.

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