In September 2012, we gathered in the central square of Do Digue with community members to talk about what their community needed. One of their top responses was latrines.
After consulting various experts, many of whom have spent long months and years building latrines in Haiti, we came up with a design for a composting ventilated improved pit latrine—the Composting VIP.
In January 2013, the first two latrines went up, and now even more are in the works. People in the community were so excited about the idea of having latrines that they constructed a huge public latrine near the soccer field, entirely on their own!
Since then, we have built 75 latrines around Do Digue but there are many more families wanting latrines of their own!