Family compounds using safe drinking water from a water well, filtered through a ceramic filter are on the right path to better living conditions and health. Yet the lack of latrines and practice of open defecation in the villages negatively impacts the quality of water with unhealthy levels of E Coli. We have built 400 Latrines since January 2014.

Our initial survey had shown that out of 831 families only 230 have latrines, which means 67% of people had nowhere to go but the bushes in back of their house.

A latrine costs $250 and it includes all parts needed for a functional toilet. We are using 3 high quality underground concrete rings atop each other, a ceramic Asian style bowl and an outhouse structure made of brick and cement with a zinc roof and doorway. The program includes educational hygiene workshops, soap and Tippy Tap for washing hands after using the latrine and provision for repairs and pumping the tanks after they are full.

In true partnership each family has a financial commitment of $25 in order to have ownership of the latrine and take good care of it.

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