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Koboye Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal

Koboye Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal

Location
Koboye, Fongolimbi District, Kedougou Region, Senegal

Community Description
Koboye is a community of 400 people, located about 40 kilometers from Kedougou, situated on a small mountain bordering Guinea. Villagers speak Pulla Fuuta, a dialect of Pulaar.

Koboye Latrine Project, Phase 2 - Senegal

The Koboye Latrine Project – Senegal was successfully completed. Previously, people used fenced-off areas to shower and urinate and went into the forest to defecate. Now, those with latrines have a more sanitary option with a lower risk of illness. The participating families have expressed their appreciation.

Project Description
This project is to build 8 additional latrines in Koboye.

The new families have been selected, and have already dug, or are in the process of digging, their 1 m by 1 m holes. As before, there is no need for the latrines to be lined, as the holes are dug in laterite soil.

Cement will be transported with the help of a local market truck. One mason will be responsible for capping the latrines. The construction requires a layer of woven bamboo, followed by rebar and cement.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay the mason, buy cement, and pay for transport costs. Rebar left over from the first phase will be used for this part of the project. The families will be using locally woven bamboo fencing as a privacy screen.

The children will be taught how to use the latrines, and proper usage will be encouraged, along with the use of tippy-taps provided by World Vision.

Koboye Latrine Project, Phase 2 - SenegalProject Impact
The number of people who will be able to access these latrines reaches beyond 150.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Ashleigh Baker

Comments
This is a significant project in the move to attain close to 100% compliance and reduce disease in the community.

In addition to Phase 1 of this project, Ashleigh also completed the Koboye Well Improvement Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project
$335.00

Donations Collected to Date
$275.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$60.00 - This project has been largely funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of further funding from friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Ashleigh Baker.

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


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

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Karang Health Post Well Project – Senegal

Karang Health Post Well Project – SenegalLocation
Karang, Fatick Region, Senegal, West Africa

Community Description
The town of Karang is at the very south of the Fatick region, on the border with The Gambia. It is a town of 11,000 people, with one health post working for the entire population.

Karang has 9 independent neighborhoods, each with its own women's group, as well as several independent women's groups that work primarily on vegetable gardens.

The health post is a high functioning institution with weekly causeries (workshops) on nutrition, maternal health, sexual education, malaria prevention and many other topics.

The health post has a large (60 m2) enclosed plot where they are starting a nutritional garden. They need access to potable water in order to maintain and expand this garden. Although there is access to a tap, it is government run and cannot be used for anything other than the regular health center activities.

Project Description
This project is to build a cement-lined, capped well at the health center.

The hand-dug well will be approximately 13 meters deep, with a 3 meter diameter. The location for the well has been verified and approved.

The well will be covered by half a cement lid, and have a meter-tall wall around it. A small runoff area will feed into barrels used for storing water.

The water will be drawn by a simple pulley system and then poured into watering cans which will then be used to water the garden and for drinking by the women while they work and come in for trainings.

Two experienced well diggers will begin work at once. Pauline Sene, the head nurse at the health post, will arrange the transportation of the sand and cement to the gardening site. Once all the materials are there, the well constructors will begin cementing and lining the well. On completion of the well itself, they will build and install the well cap and the small runoff area.

Several weekly gardening and nutrition training sessions with the women's groups in Karang will take place. The main facilitators for these trainings are the head nurse and a health worker.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement, metal beams, and sand, and for transport of the materials.

The health post will pay the labor costs, and any additional funds needed to complete the project.

Project Impact
600 women in the women’s groups and 10 staff persons will benefit from the well and participate in the trainings. In addition, 4 families (about 50 people) will benefit directly from the produce generated by the garden.

Peace CorKarang Health Post Well Project – Senegalps Volunteer Directing Project
William Leborgne

Comments
This project will improve the services that the health center is able to deliver, improve the functioning and effectiveness of the participating women’s groups, improve the health of the community at large, and create an economic opportunity through the sale of the proceeds of the garden.

Dollar Amount of Project
$550.00

Donations Collected to Date
$490.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$60.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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

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Kewoye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – Senegal

Kewoye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – SenegalLocation
Kewoye, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description
Kewoye is a rural community 90 km west of Kedougou in southeastern Senegal, just 35 km from the Guinean border. It has a population of about 600 people.

The vast majority of residents are farmers. The primary crops grown are rice, corn, peanuts, and cotton.

A few men participate in selling of goods at the local weekly market in Thiokoy, as there are no local boutiques. Also, there are several trained masons and well diggers.

There is a single two room primary school. Students go to a nearby town for secondary school. Very few households have electricity through solar panels. The majority of women in the community participate in the local women's group through gardening and health meetings. There is a shortage of latrines in the community.

Project Description
This project is to build 10 additional latrines in 10 compounds as the second phase of a project implemented last year. It will bring latrine coverage to 75% of the community.Kewoye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – Senegal

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials and transport them to the site.

The work will be done before the rainy season by several trained masons in the community.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Hole digging (by individuals in compounds receiving latrines)
Week 2: Transport materials (concrete, rebar, iron tying wire)
Week 3: Construction & monitoring
Week 4: Continue construction & monitoring, as well as conduct hygiene workshops.

Several meetings will be held with the women’s group and others from the community regarding sanitation and the importance of washing hands after using the latrine.

Project Impact
At least 60 people will benefit from 10 latrines in 10 different compounds. Additional people who frequently visit the target compounds will also benefit.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jackie Allen

Kewoye Latrine Project, Phase 2 – SenegalComments
This project is another move toward full compliance for proper sanitation in the community, an essential element in the eradication of disease.

The project takes off on the success of the first phase of the Kewoye Latrine Project – Senegal implemented under Jackie’s direction.

Jackie also completed the Diara Pont Latrine Project – Senegal, and the Diara Pont Women's Group Handwashing Station Project – Senegal.

Dollar Amount of Project
$550.00

Donations Collected to Date
$450.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 - This project has been largely funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of further funding from friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Jackie Allen.

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

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

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Primary School of Diakhaba Well Project - Senegal

Primary School of Diakhaba Well Project - Senegal

Location
Diakhaba, Kedougou Region, Senegal

Community Description
Diakhaba is a village of around 1,300 people, primarily made up of Malinkes, founded in the 1970s. Other smaller villages have gathered around since the construction of the paved road. While there are a few small boutiques, most villagers work in the fields, where peanuts, corn, and millet are grown.

Primary School of Diakhaba Well Project - Senegal

There is a primary school, health post, and mosque. The Primary School of Diakhaba is the only school in the village. The school sits on the main road that runs from Kedougou, the regional capital, to Mali.

Some family compounds in Diakhaba have wells, but there is no water source at the school, which causes disruptions and unsanitary conditions during the school day.

The school is in desperate need of a water supply. As it is now, the students and teachers have to walk long distances for water for drinking and sanitation purposes.

Project Description
This project is to build a well for the school.

There are three buildings used for classrooms, roughly situated in a square, with another building used as the director's office behind the western-most building. The well will be built between this building and director's office.

The Hydraulic Services of Kedougou will dig the 4-foot diameter well by hand, to a depth of about 15 feet, and then line it with bricks made on site.

An above-ground lip around the well will be built, with a cemented area around the well for runoff. A metal top will be used to cover the well when not in use.

A pulley and rope system will be used to extract water from the well. The water will be used for drinking and cooking school lunches, with plans to use it for gardening in the near future.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including cement and rebar, and pay for the labor and transport of materials.

Primary School of Diakhaba Well Project - SenegalThe members of the community will provide the sand and gravel. They will also build a walled enclosure and school garden, which will be used for demonstrations as well as to supplement school lunches with healthy vegetables.

Project Impact
400 students and teachers will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Chrissie Faupel

Comments
This is an important project to provide water for the needs of the school. It will vastly improve the health and wellbeing of the students and teachers.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$425.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$75.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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


This project has been successfully completed. To read about its conclusion, CLICK HERE

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Ampasimbola Well Project – Madagascar

Ampasimbola Well Project – MadagascarLocation
Ampasimbola, District Amparafaravola, Madagascar

Community Description
Antsakoana is a small village south of the town Amparafaravola located in the Eastern part of Madagascar. Ampasimbola is one of 20 communes in District Amparafaravola.

The district of Amparafaravola, is located in a large rice producing area in near Lake Alaotra in central Madagascar. Rice farming is seasonal work and families that do not own land must send their entire family, including children, to work in the fields of others. Landless families are forced to forego education for their children. Going without ample food for extended periods of time leads to the chronic condition of malnutrition, which persists in children even during times when they have enough to eat.

ZAHATRA is a local non-governmental organization operating in Madagascar, a nation that suffers from some of the highest rates of poverty and childhood malnutrition in the world. ZAHATRA means “raft” in Malagasy, and the metaphor is intentional: These families are waiting to cross the river to a better life, they just don’t have any way to get there. ZAHATRA is their raft.

ZAHATRA’s mission is to ensure that all children have the right to food, education, health and the opportunity for a better life. With support from local government and churches, ZAHATRA’s dedicated Malagasy volunteers provide food and school supplies to vulnerable children and offer vocational training and social support to their parents or guardians.

20 children and their families are currently supported by ZAHATRA and are fed in newly constructed community center. There are many more families that are unable to adequately feed their children or send them to school. However, the organization is unable to assist other families due to lack of a close water source.

Project Description
This project is to dig a well between the local elementary school and the community center in which ZAHATRA operates its feeding program. In addition, a handwashing station will be built.Ampasimbola Well Project – Madagascar

Steps to be taken include preparation of the land, purchase of materials, digging of well, construction of well cover and pulley, and construction of the handwashing station.

The property where the well will be built is community property, public land overseen by the head of the village. The well will benefit all those in the village (fokontany of Ampasimbola).

The well will be hand dug to a depth of about 12 meters. Soil conditions are such that it will not be necessary to line the well.

A cover, made of brick, cement, and iron, will prevent the entry of contaminants.

The handwashing station will be built from brick, stones, and cement. A large water container will be attached and soap will hang from the side.

Water Charity funds will purchase the materials for the well cover and pulley, buckets, piping, and for the handwashing station, as well as to pay for skilled labor.

Members of the community, including members of ZAHATRA, will assist in managing of the project, purchasing of supplies, preparing the land, and teaching health lessons at the center and at the elementary school regarding the importance of hand washing.

Ampasimbola Well Project – MadagascarProject Impact
20 children being provided meals from the feeding programs will benefit from the project. In addition, there are 75-100 students who go to the elementary school at any given time, and about 10 nearby families, that will also benefit from the well.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Teena Curry

Comments
This is a necessary and cost-effective infrastructure project that will improve the lives of a large number of people.

Teena previously completed the Morarano Chrome Water Pump Project – Madagascar and the Antsakoana Water Pump Project – Madagascar

Dollar Amount of Project
$550.00

Donations Collected to Date
$451.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$99.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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

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Itaja Secondary School Well Project - Tanzania

Itaja Secondary School Well Project - TanzaniaLocation
Itaja, Singida, Singida, Tanzania

Community Description
The village of Itaja is located in central Tanzania, approximately 48 kilometers from the district center of Singida. In recent years, it has experienced a large growth in population, with little economic opportunities to support those living there.

Though small in size in comparison to other ward centers, it has assets that set it apart. It is located alongside a tarmac paved road, making it easily accessible, and allowing for travel during the rainy season. The village contains the only health clinic and secondary school, serving three other villages, heavily increasing the amount of villagers present each day.

There is one water source located within Itaja, next to the Itaja Secondary School. All villagers refer to this man-made dam as a lambo. The villagers use the water for cooking, drinking, and bathing purposes. It provides water during and shortly after the rainy season. This one water source is the supply for over 2,000 people, presenting a problem once rain season ends.

The lambo, it is not managed by anyone. Both animals and humans are able to use this source, making it unsanitary. Once the dam dries, villagers dig holes underground, and draw water from below.

While the primary and secondary schools and health clinic have rainwater harvesting tanks, only those at the primary school are functioning, and these too, present a problem after the rainy season.

From April to October (dry season) villagers have limited/no access to cooking, bathing and drinking water. Even when there is water in the dam, villagers living in Makhonge travel up to four kilometers, in one direction, to retrieve water.Itaja Secondary School Well Project - Tanzania

Project Description
This project is to build a below-ground rainwater harvesting tank to provide for the needs of the students of the Itaja Secondary School.

The water will serve as a drinking and cooking source for students who attend the school, and also aid in the success of both the tree nursery, and permagardens that are currently being planted.

A well will be built with dimensions 8ft (W) x 10 ft (L) x 10 ft (D), which will hold about 23,000 liters of captured rainwater. The tank will be underground, reducing many costs and resources.

The tank will be lined with bricks and sealed with wire mesh and cement. It will have a cover to prevent contamination.

Itaja Secondary School Well Project - TanzaniaGutters will be run along the roof of the school to capture water, which will be directed into the tank for storage.

Water Charity funds will pay for materials, including 18 bags of cement, wire mesh, and other supplies, as well as for skilled labor.

The community will provide the labor for digging the well, as well as for the making of the bricks. They will also provide the gutters for rainwater collection.

The Headmistress, parents, students and volunteer are completely invested in this project and not only dedicated to seeing this succeed in one month, but prior to the beginning of rain season, in hopes of capturing as much water as possible.

Project Impact
This project will benefit the entire school population of 266, in addition to parents and faculty.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tanique Carter

Comments
This project will extend the amount of time villagers, especially students attending the school, will have access to clean, drinking water. It is an important project that will improve the health and wellbeing of the students, staff, and the community at large.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00Itaja Secondary School Well Project - Tanzania

Donations Collected to Date
$500.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$55.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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

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La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippines

La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesLocation
Barangay Lubas, La Trinidad Municipality, Benguet Province, Island of Luzon, Philippines

Community Description
Lubas, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines is a small community with about 2,000 residents. People are mainly farmers, and it is a big struggle for them to send their kids to school. Thus, students go to school with a very minimal allowance, or none at all.

The community is a bit far from the main town and most people walk as their means of transportation. Children would normally do the same going to school. The community is an amalgamation of blue and white-collar job people, but most are below the middle class.

La Trinidad National High School is located in Barangay Lubas. It is served by a common water supply pipe that passes through the community.

The school has one old water tank, which takes time to fill up. During the summer dry season there are periods of water shortage, and the single tank is insufficient for the school’s needs.

Project Description
This project is to build a second water tank for the school, to be used to supply the teaching kitchen, where the water will be used for drinking and cooking, and the bathrooms, where the water will be used for hygiene and sanitation.

After purchasing the materials, the school’s Parent Teachers Association will use available equipment, such as the school’s welding machine, to fabricate a stand for the water tank. The tank will then be installed and connected to the water La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippinessource and to the school distribution system.

Water Charity funds will pay for the materials, including steel bars, cement, gravel and sand, galvanized iron pipe, fittings and faucets, and the 10-drum plastic water tank.

The labor will be provided by the community and teachers, as will the food for the workers.

Project Impact
500 students and 21 teachers and employees will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Steven Klimberg

La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – PhilippinesComments
The project will provide an ample supply of water for the needs of the students during the entire year, and will have an impact on the health and wellbeing of the students and staff.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

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

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Pakkala Water Project – Senegal

Pakkala Water Project – SenegalLocation
Pakkala, Kaffrine, Senegal

Community Description
Pakkala is a farming village of about 200 people, located 12 km south/southwest of Kaffrine, in the peanut basin of Senegal.

Water is only available from a few taps connected to a water tower located at least 5 km away, for a fee, and from a few wells, at least 30 meters deep. This makes it very difficult to grow vegetables during the dry season and to establish fruit trees and other agro-forestry projects.

In mid-March this year, a fire destroyed about a third of the village, including a very great amount of millet, corn, beans, fodder, and seed. Water was brought in 20-liter cans by horse cart from nearby villages to help salvage some of the burning stores of food and seed.

Project Description
This is a model project is to extend the water line by 200 meters and install a tap to serve the needs of local farmers.

A local farmer, Sere Cisse, has a field about 200 meters north of the village, where he is trying to establish a year round garden with live fencing, fruit trees, and vegetables. At present, water must be carried from the taps in the village to the field.Pakkala Water Project – Senegal

The farming technique to be used is based on the model of Oussmane Willane in Keur Lahine Lobe, his friend and mentor, and a Master Farmer in the USAID Food Security Program.

Other farmers on that side of the village will have an opportunity to tap into the system at reduced cost. Bringing water to their fields will provide them with motivation to do more agro-forestry work.

The project will be coordinated by the community water authority. The work will be done with local labor.

Project Impact
200 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Steve Perron

Pakkala Water Project – SenegalComments
This is a model project, which will demonstrate the value of the technology and enable its implementation. It will encourage more farmers to incorporate modern techniques to extend their growing season.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$455.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

 

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

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Boke Diallobe Middle School Latrine Project - Senegal

Boke Diallobe Middle School Latrine Project - Senegal

Location
Boke Diallobe, Region of St. Louis, Department of Podor, Senegal

Community Description
Boke Diallobe is a small village in Northern Senegal of approximately 500 people of Pulaar ethnicity. Subsistence farming and animal husbandry are the main sources of income, although the economy is largely stimulated by remittances from family abroad.

Boke Diallobe Middle School Latrine Project - Senegal

The village has one elementary school and a newly constructed (and still incomplete) middle school, relieving the students of a 7-kilometer walk to the other nearest middle school.

Project Description
This project is to build a basic 2-compartment latrine for the middle school students and teachers on the Boke Diallobe Middle School grounds.

Project funds will purchase the cement, doors, roofing, and plastic tubing needed to construct the latrine.

The remaining material needed, along with the labor of digging the septic tank, will be provided by the village. There is also a possibility that the community can contribute more, and therefore expand the latrine to more than just 2 toilets.

The community has given responsibility to the school director for coordinating the project, including the community contribution, the purchasing of materials, and the hiring of labor.

A local mason will be hired to do the work. The village will also provide transportation of materials to the location, which is 7 kilometers from the store.

Boke Diallobe Middle School Latrine Project - SenegalThe first step in the work is to have the septic tank dug, followed by the purchase and transportation of materials. Once this is done, the mason will come make bricks and begin construction.

The tank will be lined with bricks and then covered with a slab of cement. Each toilet compartment will be small, and have a metal roof and doors.

Project Impact
500 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Sarah Keyes

Comments
Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah Keyes previously completed the Primary School of Boke Salsalbe Latrine Project - Senegal. She is starting the current project as she completes her regular Peace Corps service and leaves her community. However, she will remain in country as a third year volunteer. She will oversee the project on return visits, and coordinate the completion with the new PCV who replaces her.

 

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$515.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$40.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

 

 

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

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Kasese Latrine Seats for Disabled – Uganda

Fitting Prosthetic - Uganda
Location
Kasese Town, Kasese District, Western Uganda

Community Description
From 1996-2001 Kasese experience a civil war between its government and local rebels. Hundreds of people lost limbs due to landmines.

This project is being carried out under the auspices of Rwenzori Empowerment Center-Kasese (RECKLAS). For the past ei

Latrine Seat - Uganda

ght years, RECKLAS has been providing a multitude of services to community members in Kasese who are physically disabled.

The project is directed toward people who have lost one or both legs to landmines in the area, and are already enrolled in the RECKLAS program.

Thus far, RECKLAS has provided more than 200 victims with counseling, new limbs and shoes, rehabilitation and much more. These limbs have made a significant difference in the lives of these survivors, as they are now able to work, take care of their families and move around without assistance.

Because of their location, disability, and income level almost all of these people use pit latrines of the type that is used all over Uganda. One basic function that these victims are still struggling with is the use of the latrine.

The latrines in use are just a small hole in the ground that the user squats over. For those with disabilities (most of them without one or both legs) it becomes very difficult to balance themselves to properly use the latrine.

Project Description
This project is to construct latrine seats for the RECKLAS participants. Prototypes have been built and tested, and have been found to provide great assistance for the users.

The latrine seat is a wooden box seat that fits over a latrine hole. It gives the disabled a comfortable place to sit while using the latrine in a sanitary way. These seats will restore a sense of dignity and normalcy to the disabled, because they will be able to perform this function without assistance.

Bailey - UgandaThe latrine seat is constructed of wood by local craftsmen. It is completely waterproofed to ensure easy cleaning. It also includes a cover to keep out the flies, and will lead to a good sanitation teaching session.

Project Impact
This project will empower and give dignity to 46 people, who will be able to use latrines in a convenient manner, without assistance.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Peace Corps Volunteer Bailey Shook works directly with RECKLAS, and is managing this project

Comments
This is a high-impact project, providing wellbeing and dignity to a segment of Uganda society devastated by the impact of civil unrest. It is the first project of Appropriate Projects aimed at serving the disabled population.

The project holds the promise of even greater impact beyond the great immediate benefit to the recipients. If this pilot project is well received and continues to be beneficial to its users, it can be replicated elsewhere.

The manufacture and distribution of the latrine seat could potentially be developed as a small business from which revenue can be derived and jobs created.

Dollar Amount of Project
$500.00

Donations Collected to Date
$400.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$100.00 - This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

 

 

 

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

We are still accepting donations to replenish our project fund and to enable the further work of PVC Shook and her counterparts in Uganda.

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