Education  Kenya Project #41095

Basic sanitation; help end disease

by Hearth to Hearth Ministries
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Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
Basic sanitation; help end disease
May 12, 2020

Keeping Safe in the Time of Coronavirus

one of the eight  50 gallon handwashing stations
one of the eight 50 gallon handwashing stations

This past winter, our board members loaned $9,000 to facilitate the installation of two new septic tanks.  We feared if we did not, we would be closed down by the government.  The next project was to raise funds to build a new latrine for our boys to replace the one destroyed by the road comission in addition to their septic.  However, after the construction of the tanks, we found the girl's latrine was sinking and needed to be competely rebuilt.  We have achieved that, but now we are at a standstill with no more funds available.  The boys are all using one stall that was built for the preschool for their long calls.  It is not sustainable.

In the middle of all this construction, we were faced with closing our schools and housing all our children at the center due to Covid 19.  We were fortunate to be able to purchase necessary handwashing stations and involve our older children as teams to help with sanitizing the buildings daily.  The children have also learned to make hand sanitizer and soap to be placed around the compound.  This has futher depleted our finances, leaving us to make difficult decisions about going forward.  

Eveyone is pulling together by doing extra work in caring for the children and the farm, but we must raise the funds for the boy's latrine very soon before we are faced with a government inspection.  We have 150 kids in our projects who have no where to go if we can't care for them.

Sinking foundation of girl's latrines
Sinking foundation of girl's latrines
old latrines, cement and walls collapsing
old latrines, cement and walls collapsing
construction of new girl's latrines
construction of new girl's latrines
Older children helping make liquid soap
Older children helping make liquid soap

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Hearth to Hearth Ministries

Location: Lake Ann, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @OrphansInAfrica
Project Leader:
victoria kritzell
Lake Ann, Michigan United States

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