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Latrine Day!


In May, the Community Health Workers (CHWs) relocated the Clinic to a new, temporary facility: an existing building that had not been in use. After a few days of busy clinic work, they realized that the bathroom facilities were NOT adequate for the numbers of people who were coming in for medical care.

What to do?

No problem! The CHWs, who are also jack-of-all-trades subsistence farmers, picked a work day and started digging. The new pit latrines are almost finished.

And for those of you who cringe at the thought of pit latrines – we’ve always said, “The only thing worse than a pit latrine is indoor plumbing that doesn’t work.” Have a look at digging day:


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