Waste Disposal Project – Jamaica

Chapelton & Summerfield, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies

Community Description
The two communities involved in this project are the St. Augustine’s Place of Safety and the Summerfield Boys Homes. These are two children’s homes in

Neither home has a proper disposal system for the waste created by daily activities. Trash is currently burned, which is unhealthful and environmentally damaging.


Project Description
This project is to build two 4x4x4 metal trash skips and install them properly at the two group children’s homes, in locations suitable for collection by the National Solid Waste Management Agency.

Project Impact
The project will create a safe and sanitary trash disposal system that will impact upon the health and safety of the 120 children at the two homes, as well as the environment of the surrounding communities.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kimberly Sweeney

A project does not have to be complicated to be meaningful and successful. An unhealthful condition was identified by the administration and the community as being of top importance for the welfare of the children and the community. This simple solution will improve the environment for a number of people for a very small dollar amount.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – 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 Kimberly Sweeney of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Kimberly and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Jamaica.

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