Twelve families have no latrines; eighteen have latrines in very poor condition. The twelve without use other families' latrines, but soon all the latrines will be unusable. Families will build VIDP latrines.

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Narrative

Although the project was a little behind schedule, the project is now complete and the community members are satisfied with their work. The pits have been dug and have been lined with the slab and seat installed. There was a delay with the superstructure, but now that has been resolved and installed.

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    Rob Bell ( El Porvenir ) 14 Days after completion 9 Jun, 2010

    Note for internal use

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 26 May, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2009 Preparation Phase

Twelve families have no latrines; eighteen have latrines in very poor condition. The twelve without use other families' latrines, but soon all the latrines will be unusable. Families will build VIDP latrines.

Narrative

Although the project was a little behind schedule, the project is now complete and the community members are satisfied with their work. The pits have been dug and have been lined with the slab and seat installed. There was a delay with the superstructure, but now that has been resolved and installed.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Each family is responsible for the maintenance of the their latrines.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

In order to measure the impact of our projects, we collect data several times a year from clinics serving rural districts where we have a high concentration of projects: number of visits due to diarrhea, etc. As the number decreases we feel that hygiene education has been effective.

For further information, please review our web site: http://www.elporvenir.org

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

One learning was that we built the latrines to a similar depth as a single pit latrine. However, given that the pits can be alternated, a shallower pit is sufficient, if used correctly and can save money in the construction.

When field staff were asked about lessons learned, they remarked that they had some trouble with the parents in the school, getting them to complete the latrine there. All the family latrines were complete, but not in the school. So after several reminders to the professor and some families, finally our staff member threatened to take the project materials and give them to another community that had more need. 3 days later the latrine was finished.

Impact

People Impacted: 178

People Getting Sanitation: 178

In the end, we managed to build 37 double pit latrines for 44 families in this community for just slightly more than was budgeted. El Porvenir covered the difference with internal funds and some support from the municipality.

People Getting Other Benefits: 178

44 families will receive health and hygiene education, training in long term maintenance of projects. In particular, 2 community members will be trained as train the trainers for hygiene education.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $20

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Each family is responsible for the maintenance of the their latrines.

Funding

Funded:
$13,068
Community:
$1,161
Final Cost:
$14,629

Plan/Proposal