These boys are making use of the new lavatory Cross Catholic funded for Vilaj Espwa (Hope Village), a home for orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti. The facility replaced pit latrines that were ready to retire. Now the kids have running water, real toilets, and sinks for washing hands – like these boys are doing. We take such facilities for granted here in the U. S. but they are few and far between in Haiti. Without easy access to water or toilet facilities, good hygiene is easier said than done. Fortunately here at Espwa, it’s now a no-brainer. See the guy in the back wearing a yellow shirt? That’s Gino. He’s paid to ensure each child has toilet paper for the restroom, soap for washing hands, and he keeps the entire facility clean and well maintained. All this translates into cleaner, healthier kids!
Looks like the new lavatory at Vilaj Espwa is making a splash with the kids. Or is it the other way around?