Reunion Sportive d’Haiti (RS Haiti) has completed the construction of 20 toilets in Roche-Jabouin, Port-Salut, where 90% of the population does not have toilets. The project was inaugurated by Foundation Digicel and RS Haiti on February 13, 2015. The project development objectives are to increase access to adequate sanitation facilities, protect the environment, and improve the quality of life in the community. The project benefits 80 out of 184 households that lacked access to toilets. Each household has an average of 7 people, so there are approximately 560 direct beneficiaries.
Because the need was so high, the 20 toilets are insufficient to eliminate the practice of open defecation in the village, despite the population’s desire to do so. Therefore, an additional of at least 30 toilets is needed to fully alleviate the sanitation crisis in the village.