The Passionist Volunteers have secured funding to begin building latrines in the local village of Rincon Grande. There are a total of 203 inhabitants living in the 49 households of Rincon Grande. Each household will receive a latrine through the current project. PVI volunteers will be responsible for administering the grant money received to complete the project and supervising the construction of latrines in a timely manner, in conjunction with a local engineer. The PVIs will provide basic seminars about the use and maintenance of latrines as well as explaining the health benefits of using a latrine. Individual households are responsible for the physical construction of each latrine. PVI volunteers are responsible for communicating with the villagers of Rincon Grande and writing the grant for $8,842 to cover the construction costs for all latrines. The project received full funding through Food for the Poor and its Honduran partner CEPUDO.
The work of building a latrine has three major parts: excavating the hole, constructing the foundation, and finally constructing the bathroom stall. The PVIs are currently contacting suppliers to begin purchasing materials. The community has taken great initiative in readying the village for the project, notably in the organizing of a direction committee to collaborate in leadership and oversight with PVI volunteers. A local engineer will collaborate to guide construction of the latrines.
- 49 Latrines will be built which will impact 203 residents.
- The Passionist Volunteers secured $8,842 dollars from a grant from Food for the Poor to complete this project.
- With the collaboration of the local community and a Honduran technician, the project is expected to be complete in 15 days from the start date.
- Volunteers will maintain supervision of the funds and the progress of the project while they are in Honduras, at which point the Passionist Supervisor will oversee the completion of the project.