Work to build latrines in rural Haiti continues as the Lambi Fund of Haiti has set the goal of building ten additional latrines in 2013. These latrines will be maintained by five grassroots organizations throughout the country. Currently, Lambi Fund staff members are working with partner organizations to identify appropriate locations for the construction of these buildings. Early discussions have identified community grain mills, sugar cane mills and community centers as prime locations. Members have prioritized these locations because they are public places, where the community meets. Having access to a bathroom in these areas will greatly improve public health and overall cleanliness of the surrounding environment.
In addition to mapping out plans for these impending latrines, Lambi Fund staff is working with partner grassroots organizations to prepare for the fast-approaching rainy season. With the rainy season, come increased rates of cholera infection. As such, meetings that discuss prevention strategies and water hygiene are taking place.
All in all, Lambi Fund staff members and our community partners are continuing their efforts to strengthen overall access to sanitation in rural Haiti. With each new latrine comes improved privacy for citizens, health and wellbeing. Cheers!
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