Waste Management Improvement Project – Benin


Community Description
Pollution from six surrounding communities currently enters the nearby lake. This must be alleviated to clean the lake which provides needed water for the communities.

Project Description
The project will augment awareness of the effects of lake pollution, motivate community members to reduce waste, and implement a plan to remediate the pollution and manage waste in the future.

A 4-month clean-up competition will be established in each village to reduce waste. Funds will be utilized to purchase and transport tools to be distributed to the groups in the three winning villages at the end of the competition.

Funds will be used to purchase seeds and award them to the winning village. This will greatly help the community with erosion control.

Community contribution, amounting to 49% of the project cost, includes labor and tools related to trash collection and consolidation during the competition, and labor for tree planting at the project’s end.

Project Impact
The project is expected to reduce the presence of inorganic waste by 50%.

120 people will be affected by being informed about lake pollution and options for individual waste reduction, and assisting them in implementation.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
S. Chace, PCV

This project builds upon an existing structure by using groups presently responsible for cleaning public areas. This makes it more probable that the community be left with a sustainable waste management system. Successful strategies can be replicated in other communities.

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 Elmo Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer S. Chace of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project of other PCVs in the country of service.

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