Hinche & Malte Peralte, Haiti
The design of two school extensions, including the repair and installation of new water and sanitation facilites, has been completed in Haiti.
Working with our regular collaborator Article 25, Max Fordham was appointed by Just a Drop, a charity focused on improving water as possible and sanitation in the developing world. The sites at Hinche and Malte Peralte in Haiti serve communities in both urban and rural areas and lacked reliable, piped water. The brief was to collect as much water and store it safely where it could be easily accessed.
The rainwater system in Hinche uses the large roof covering of an existing church building. This feeds two water tanks with 300 gallons capacity; its primary use is for hand washing to improve hygiene after WC use. A new latrine block holds four stalls over storage pits and includes a new design that allows access for cleaning.
Several installations involved the procurement and use of water, meaning the Malte Peralte project had to be carefully considered to reduce the risk of contamination. The project includes two water storage tanks and a hand pump which reaches the natural aquifer to provide clean drinking water. A new latrine block was added on this site as well, with the hand pump located a safe distance from the block to eliminate the risk of disease transmission.