Ségou Latrine Project

Organized by: Ian-Huei Yau

Ian-Huei's Photo
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owner profile image Ian-Huei Yau via Crowdrise
December 19, 2014

In 2012, 29% of rural Sénégal endured open defecation. Help Ségou join the 40% with improved sanitation. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1Hd2ePj See More

Event Name: Christmas Challenge

THE STORY:

Open-air defecation is still a common problem in Sénégal and my home of Ségou is no exception. Two years ago, French NGO La Lumière assessed the availability of latrines in the region and found Ségou severely lacking. Since then, I have worked with health volunteers Jeju Diallo and Sulayman Coulibaly to comprehensively survey the village to determine 84 households in need of latrines. Our goal is to have one latrine available per every six residents of Ségou.

Community members have already begun digging two-meter pits. This project will provide the funds for cement, rebar and masonry to cap the latrines. Any funds in excess of those required for latrine capping will go towards health and hygiene education and repairing latrines at the Ségou primary school.

As an agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer, the majority of my work will bear fruit I will not see during my two-year service. I cannot adequately express my excitement about this project which will immediately improve the quality of life in my community. The benefits of something so simple as a contained location for defecation are truly humbling. Surface and groundwater contamination and spread of fecal coliforms responsible for chronic diarrheal diseases are dramatically reduced. Perhaps most importantly, I strongly believe the fundamental impact on human dignity will ripple throughout the lives of the people of Ségou.

Any contributors to this project, if so desired, can have an inscription inscribed on a latrine cap! The latrine caps are rebar-reinforced cement slabs overlaying two-meter pit latrines. Just tell me what you would like written in your donor comment and I will make sure it gets done. It could be your name, a haiku or anything else you think would fit on a corner of a cement latrine cap. I can even translate your message into Pulaar. I will send you a photo of your inscribed latrine cap with a message about the family whose lives you helped. Thank you so much for your generosity.

$3,760

 

107% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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  • Ian-Huei Yau

    $50

  • Kai-Huei Yau

    $50

  • Kevin H

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Recumbentoutofshape

    $200

  • Jarrod

    $50

  • Mamadou Diallo

    $50

  • Sharyn Niederman

    $500

  • Colin Jensen

    $50

  • Don Sheneberger

    $25

  • PATRICIA WILLIAMS

    $100

  • Randy Kaufman

    $20

  • Yun Zhang 张赟

    $50

  • Mary and Monte Edwards

    $40

  • The Portland Pickle Punchers and Peeps

    $40

  • 姚德霖

    $100

  • 蔡瑞華

    $100

  • Terry and Kim

    $50

  • Jenny Y

     

  • Sellou Dahlein Diallo

    $50

  • Bubbles

    $500

  • Anna Travers

    $30

  • Schilling family

    $50

  • Mike & Andi Aldrich

    $25

  • Nick and Lora

    $100

  • Phil and Jean O'Larey

    $100

  • Amber Vinchesi

    $50

  • Josephine Lockett Hegarty

    $50

  • Pochedly Family

    $150

  • David and Laurie Lachance

    $100

  • Chad Allen, Jessy Brown & Linda Allen

    $500

  • The People of Salamanca, NY

    $325

  • Joe and Linda Travers

    $30

  • Jean Yau Deakins

    $50

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Donor Comments

Jean Yau Deakins

Jean Yau Deakins

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joe and Linda Travers

Joe and Linda Travers

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

The People of Salamanca, NY

The People of Salamanca, NY

DONATION: $325

From the people of Salamanca, NY (Seneca Nation of Indians) to the people of Ségou, whom I hold dear to my heart. 5 years ago

Chad Allen, Jessy Brown & Linda Allen

Chad Allen, Jessy Brown & Linda Allen

DONATION: $500

In return for the generosity of the people of Segou. To be used for Latrines or dedicated to Master Farm improvement projects. 5 years ago

David and Laurie Lachance

David and Laurie Lachance

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Pochedly Family

Pochedly Family

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Josephine Lockett Hegarty

Josephine Lockett Hegarty

DONATION: $50

I'm a RPCV of Senegal 1996-1998. Agrofrorestry. 5 years ago

Amber Vinchesi

Amber Vinchesi

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Phil and Jean O'Larey

Phil and Jean O'Larey

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Nick and Lora

Nick and Lora

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

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