Thank you to Andres Bernal for the photos.
Food-born illness and sanitation issues plague the inhabitants of La Libertad, but are especially a problem to long-term volunteers who have not adapted to the region. In an effort to provided more hygienic condition for the project's volunteers we are building a combination kitchen/laundry/shower house.
While only the main structure has been completed to this point, we hope to eventually have the following:
- a small two burner propane gas stove
- food prep area
- dish washing station
- shelves and containers to store food
- a laundry area
- a shower area
Please believe me -after washing cloths in the river using a plank of wood and a small club, washing dishes in water that has been contaminated in toilet runoff, and showering outside by the corner of the guesthouse in the mud -this building will be a very welcome addition.