A community latrine can serve more than 200 people each day, ensuring that water systems are pure from human waste and families remain healthy. Diseases like cholera and typhoid can spread without these essential latrines. Lack of good latrines are one of the primary reasons students dislike attending school; and in health facilities, latrines are key to maintaining a healthy environment for those already fighting illnesses.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Cherilia Aneus is a 35-year-old mother of four living in Haiti. Before FH arrived in her community, Cherilia would just go to the bathroom outside without realizing the effects it had on her and her family’s health. She has been able to attend health education sessions facilitated by FH in her community and now her family uses a latrine and has implemented hygiene practices that have kept them healthy.