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Latrines
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Country: Dominican_Republic
Volunteer(s) Name: M Melamed
Volunteer(s) Homestate: New_Jersey
Funds community contributed: $2440.34
Percentage community contributed: 35%
Funds needed were: $3169.81
Funds requested were: $4413.07
PPCP #: 517-305
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Dominican_Republic 2009 (18).
Build Your Dreams: Youth Entrepreneur Project, Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Celebrando el Sur Youth Conference, Ceramic Stove Project, Community Ambulance, Community Center, Community Library, Diversity and Leadership Youth Camp, Education: A New Hope for the Community, Environmental Mural and Education, Health Services and Health Education, Healthy Stoves, Latrine and Hygiene Education, Latrines, Library and Community Center … further results
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Other Projects in Dominican_Republic (19).
Build Your Dreams: Youth Entrepreneur Project, Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Celebrando el Sur Youth Conference, Ceramic Stove Project, Community Ambulance, Community Center, Community Library, Diversity and Leadership Youth Camp, Education: A New Hope for the Community, Environmental Mural and Education, Health Services and Health Education, Healthy Stoves, Latrine and Hygiene Education, Latrines, Library and Community Center … further results
State Flag of New Jersey.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from New_Jersey (11).
Pat Burns, Stacy Charles, Community Ambulance, Community Center (El Salvador), Expansion of Elementary School, Gape Animal Husbandry Grasscutter (Agouti) Project, Girls Seconday School Classroom, Richard Hornchek, Household Compost Latrine Project, Latrines, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Isabella Molloy Polillo, Eileen O'Donnell, Lauren Oleykowski, Preschool … further results
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Info about the Latrines


In an initial community diagnostic, the Peace Corps volunteer in a small town in the Dominican Republic found that about 4% of the town lacked any latrine facilities and up to 10% used a neighbor's. The volunteer prioritized a latrine project and confirmed the diagnostic with a latrine survey that indicated 266 families in need.

With the local women's group, the volunteer identified approximately 1,478 needy houses in the community. The community agrees that all of these houses are in need, but that Partnership funds will not cover all expenses. Partnership Program funds will cover the first phase of the project, which will incorporate 20 families. Families will contribute and dig their own trenches and provide the manual labor (which will be trained from the community) for the project. From there, they will begin assisting the families most in need and soliciting money from local institutions (the mayor has already agreed to participate) for the remaining amount.

The community will provide support in the selection of the families and the project will be sustained through the training of workers.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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