Providing Adequate Sanitation

Access to Sanitation Prevents Illness & Saves Lives

The lack of a functioning plumbing and sewage system in Liberia has resulted in issues with open defecation. OIL provides funding to repair or build latrines so that families have a clean and safe space to use the bathroom. Residents are involved in the building and repairs and take ownership in maintaining latrines. This has resulted in cleaner communities and a lower rate of sexual assault against women and young girls who now have a separate space to use the bathroom.