Irina Project Initiative, Inc. (IPI) is a not for profit organization committed to adequate toilet sanitation and hygiene one village at a time in rural Njinikom/Kom, Cameroon. Our organization creates opportunities to enhance health and well-being through a clean and healthy environment by eliminating open defecation – human waste in streams, fields, and open pits. We partner with the Njinikom municipal council and the residents of Njinikom to facilitate the construction of improved toilet/latrine facilities.
Consequences of inaction – prevalence of typhoid, cholera, Hep A. diarrhea, dysentry, eye and skin infections, and worm infestation. Preventable diarrhea related diseases kill approximately 1.8 million people annually affecting mostly children under 5 years old (WHO/UNICEF). Diarrhea diseases remain the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old (WHO/UNICEF).
Is anything more important than a clean environment, comfort, and privacy when nature calls? You all are going to agree with me that nature’s call has no boundary and we all must “shit” else we die. How else can we help our people do it right and preserve our cherished environment?
Our ultimate goal is to build a community environment free of human fecal contamination. Collaborate with residents, community institutions – churches, schools, traditional council, and the local government to build improved toilet facilities.
Call to Action
Together we can make a difference. Join Irina Project Initiative, Inc. today for a better tomorrow for posterity.
Irina Project Initiative, Inc.
Irina Project Initiative, Inc. has an all volunteer team organized and trained to provide education on the benefits of improved toilet sanitation, hand washing techniques, and increase awareness of the activities of IPI with the goal to increase toilet demand. Stakeholders – individuals, households, and institutions are required to pay a percentage of the total cost of the facility either in cash or in kind. Facility construction is on a first come first serve basis for those with available contribution.