The community is very unique as there is a guard who controls access in and out of the community and there is NO drinking or drugs allowed. Most of the houses are built in a connected row fashion. they are only about 6' high and only 15 x 15 ft in floor area!. These houses are not "legal" in the sense that they do not have formal "rights" to the land.
However, with the newer housing (under construction) the owners have land rights. There is no running water and all the water is delivered by water trucks into open top 55 gal plastic barrels. Each barrel is numbered with the family's house #.
We were invited specifically to look at the opportunities and challenges to provide rain water harvesting and dry latrine solutions. In addition, they are interested in a community garden.
Like all opportunities this one presents its unique challenges and opportunities. We look forward to collaborating with these Rotary Clubs to help provide innovative solutions.