07 Jun Digging for Sanitation
Poor Sanitation and latrine use, or lack thereof, are leading to many cases of poor health, sickness and even death amongst children in Lieta. These poor sanitation practices are also leading to low attendance levels in schools and education levels are suffering as a result.
Happy Villages has been working to improve the situation by working directly with the schools to begin addressing healthier sanitation practices in the community through the provision of pit latrines.
By providing these new facilities, the general health amongst students will improve and as a result school levels of attendance and results should increase.
The latrine project will also look at not only providing these facilities to children and schools but educating the students and their families on the importance of good sanitation also.
Over the past few months, Happy Villages have been successful in securing approval for the project to go ahead and identifying areas where the pit latrines should be built.