Over 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Seeds of Hope is responding to this huge need by training communities in choosing and building various types of pit latrines to help break the transmission of diseases. Like the hygiene training, this is also being done in a participatory style to develop community ownership and long term use and sustainability.
SoHIP trains community members to choose a latrine type that will meet the unique needs of the community and to find selectable locations for latrines in the community. It also has a direct effect on the overall health of the student body, reducing absences due to sickness.
Along with the installation of community boreholes, tippy taps, rainwater harvesting, and biosand filters, Seeds of Hope also install latrines. This is an integral piece of creating and maintaining clean water.