40 Basic Sanitary Units

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Argentina
Organization in Charge: 
Servicio Habitacional y de Acción Social SEHAS
USD: 
20,000
Nº of Families helped: 
86
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

 

SEHAS assisted a community to obtain land security and basic services. The project considered community participation very important, so sanitary units would be built by the families. But a small contractor had to be hired to dig the pits in order to avoid eventual landslides. 40 out of 86 families participated in this phase. They were selected by SEHAS and the community. The quality of soil and other technical challenges made perforation difficult and slow. The original timing is delayed and only 19 pits are completed by now. The project should be finished in December. Families are now motivated to continue repairing their homes to live in a better domestic environment. Another major achievement of this project is active involvement of the community and its enthusiasm to improve recreational areas and a playground. Contact: Américo Fiori direccion@sehas.org.ar