DDG Sponsors Latrine Pilot Project
By Julius Ariail
Posted February 27, 2016

The 'Healthy Latrine' model. Photograph courtesy of Water Mission.

For a two-page flyer for this project, including a day-to-day schedule, please click here. For a webpage describing the Healthy Latrine concept developed by Water Mission, please click here.

The Rev. Tar Drazdowski, Vicar for Mission in the Diocese of Nebraska and a board member of the Dominican Development Group (DDG), is recruiting a multi-diocesan team of missioners to travel to the Dominican Republic and build one or more “Healthy Latrines” using a design pioneered by another non-profit organization, Water Mission in Charleston, SC. The dates of the trip are April 13-20, 2016. The team will work in the village of Jalonga (click for map location) and stay in the Kellogg Center in the city of San Pedro de Macorís (click for map location). It is hoped that missioners on this team will learn the building techniques well enough to be able to serve as instructors on other mission teams to build these latrine structures at a central location and then to install them at other locations in the Dominican Republic.

Cost of the trip: $700 for in-country expenses. This does not include the cost of your flight to and from the Dominican Republic. Deadline to sign up: April 1. If you are interested, please contact Mother Drazdowski before you purchase your flight ticket.

To volunteer to join this team or for more information, contact Mother Drazdowski at <tdraz@bellsouth.net>.