This project will provide low-cost, sanitary latrines and hygiene supply for women-led households in order for the women to have dignity and safety and in order for them to have privacy and maintain good body hygiene. With latrines, fecal-borne diseases could also be controlled.
Women-led households are becoming common here in our place because their husbands go to other places in order to find work most often manual labor in the construction business. Life is difficult in the farming villages as soil becomes very poor due to repeated cultivation and lack of farming inputs in order to improve the soil. Most often latrines is lacking in the households resulting to lack of dignity, lack of safety and spread of fecal-borne diseases.
We will provide low-cost sanitary latrines to women-led households. We will ask them counterpart in terms of labor and materials for the roofing consisting of woven coconut palm. The latrine will enable the women to defecate with dignity and in safety compared to when she defecate in the bush. Diseases caused by open defecation will also be eliminated.
Dignity and the sense of safety by latrine owners will be one of the biggest impact to this project. Another impact will be minimizing the spread of fecal-borne diseases as virus and bacteria from open defecation could no longer be transmitted by flies. The whole community will benefit in terms of less chances of them being infected.