With a generous grant from the Hummingbird Foundation, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is building sixty latrines in the mountain community of Terre Net in our region.
Terre Net has seen cholera in about 2 percent of its population: the combination of a lack of water, soil, natural resources, education and employment opportunities make it one of the poorest areas HAS serves. With the building of latrines, HAS hopes to increase cholera prevention measures as well as general sanitation programs for the health and wellbeing of the community.
As of August 15, thirty of our sixty planned household latrines have been started– the holes have been dug, the concrete slabs cast and put into place, and construction of walls for privacy is underway. For this project, HAS staff are working with community members to build single household latrines. Each latrine will serve five or six family members, in addition to their visitors. With this many latrines, HAS hopes to maximize the benefits for all of the people of Terre Net, and reduce the number of cholera cases in this at-risk community.