Tan-Tan is a poor village on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Because of inadequate plumbing, villagers were using the rivers to the north and south as toilets, which hurt the environmental quality of the rivers, beaches, and adjacent ocean. To alleviate this problem, the village began constructing four separate bathrooms and showers for public use. The construction was 65 percent complete, but the village needed funding to purchase plumbing fixtures to finish this project. Seacology’s support enabled the villagers of Tan-Tan to complete construction.
Conservation benefit: Restore water quality in rivers, beaches and bay
Community benefit: Construction of bathrooms
Date Approved: 07.2000