Sanitation Facilities in Goderich, Sierra Leone
Aurora Foundation is a partner in the operation of a fish landing site in Goderich, on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. In the early stages of the project, it quickly became clear that substantial local sanitation problems existed with all sewage from the neighbouring community flowing straight through the landing site. In addition, all kinds of litter, even human faeces, were thrown over the walls into the facility.
A lack of latrines in the community is the major problem factor for the fish landing site. Therefore, after consultation with the local community Aurora decided to build eight latrines and four showers in the community as well as to re-direct the sewages alongside the walls of the fish landing site. This dramatically improved the sanitary situation in the fishing community as well as improving hygiene conditions in the fish landing site itself.
Aurora’s grant paid for all materials and labour needed to build the sanitation facilities and to re-direct the sewages.