Latrines for Lavie

Year: 2016
Country: Togo

Project Description

Lavie, home to over 12,000 inhabitants, is situated in a mountainous region in the Togolese interior. The area lacks sanitation infrastructure and open defecation is regularly practiced by inhabitants of the district, leading to contamination of water supplies, contamination of food, and high prevalence of bacterial and parasitic diseases. The presence of human waste in open areas creates significant health hazards to children in particular. Menstruating girls and women are often forced to leave school and work due to the lack of adequate sanitation facilities to manage their cycle, worsening gender inequality. This project proposes the construction of six latrines (three for males, three for females) that will sequester human waste from the public, improving overall health and quality of life.