Tasa Pampa Bathrooms - Improving Health

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Tasa Pampa Bathrooms - Improving Health
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Community Name: Tasa Pampa
Country: Bolivia
Volunteer(s) Name: R Houge
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Texas
Funds community contributed: $7, 920.00
Funds needed were: $3, 322.90
Funds requested were: $5, 280.00
PPCP #: 511-047
Year of project approval: 2005
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Info about the Tasa Pampa Bathrooms - Improving Health

The community of Tasa Pampa has become increasingly converned with the health of their babies and children. There is an extremely high infant mortality rate and a large number of children with intestinal parasites and diarrhea. Through the assistance of educators and health specialists, the commuity learned that one of the main reasons their health is so poor is the lack of sanitary facilities. After two meetings with the community and a cost analysis of the options, the community decided the best method to combat this problem would be to build simple bathrooms.

Each family has agreed to contribute labor, sand, gravel, and $15 - a very substantial amount considering the average family income per month is only $30. The local government will also be participating by contributing cement and bricks.

The community of Tasa Pampa is now requesting Partnership assistance to cover the remaining costs of materials needed to complete this project. Funds will be used to purchase piping, doors, roofs, and toilets.

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