Amount of grant approved (£) : 3,020

Year of grant : 2017

Kevin Curley, Project Officer, visited Kishanda about 50 kilometres south of Bukoba in Kagera Region in February 2017 and met an enthusiastic group of 25 women, all members of KAWESO, together with village leaders.

Kevin writes: We visited 7 of the 10 families selected to receive the new VIP toilets. All were strikingly poor single parent families with wretched toilet facilities. All had begun to dig holes in anticipation of the new latrines. We gave a grant of £2,500 which will enable the Kishanda village women’s group to build ten pit latrines in different parts of their large village. The villagers explained that helping some of the poorest, single parent families to improve their sanitation would encourage other, slightly more ‘wealthy’ families to follow their example and fund their own latrines. The photo shows a completed latrine with a happy family.