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Construction to Improve Health - Latrines and Rainwater Collection Tanks


A typical latrine

Latrines reduce incidence of disease, death, and contamination of the environment. Without a latrine, a family typically uses the bush around the house, or a crude hole in the ground.


Water Tank

Water collection and storage tanks feature a main storage area, a filling basin, and a shallow washing area.

Water tanks hold up to 4,000 liters of clean water right next to family home resulting in improved hygiene and health of the family. Without a water tank, the woman of the family typically has to walk up to one hour each way to carry a small amount of water in a container on her head.