Tanda Mboudaye, Senegal is a small, rural farming community of approximately 900 people with needs in sanitation improvements with approximately half of the community lacking a working latrine.
The community has 60 multi-family compounds, each containing latrines in varying states of operability. Fifteen of the latrines have collapsed or are full, unsafe, or unsanitary, and thirty need repairs or improvements. The initial project the team will undertake is improving those that are salvageable and additionally constructing 45 new latrines.
The mission of EWB Senegal Program for the community of Tanda Mboudaye is to improve the water and sanitation status of the community. We aim to provide the community with the infrastructure, resources, and educational training that they need to improve the sanitation and health of the community. This is planned to be achieved through the construction of community latrines and soak pits, including one for the small health clinic, and the installation of potable water collection pumps and improvements to lessen the burden of work placed on the women and children of the community. These projects would be done in conjunction with educational training sessions taught by a Peace Corps volunteer and in collaboration with the local health and sanitation committee, local NGOs, and governmental organizations (such as District Sanitare) to ensure that the community understands and appropriately utilizes their water and sanitation resources. The EWB Senegal Program strives to improve the quality of life for the members of the community by lessening their burden of labor, providing an increased amount of potable drinking water, creating a safe and hygienic birthing environment, and to improve the overall hygiene and sanitation in the community.
Check out photos from our 2014 assessment trip to Tanda Mboudaye, Senegal.