In the absence of potable water supplies and sanitation facilities in the projected communities, the rate of death associated with the ten most common diseases, which are preventable still persist.
Infant mortality rates are presently high. Seven (7) out of every Ten (10) deaths result from diseases such as Malaria, Severe Diarrhea and Upper Respiratory Track infection. The high rate of deaths associated with these preventable diseases is now a major concern to all stakeholders in the communities of our project area.
Animals and humans use the same source of water from streams and ponds, resulting in poor health especially children. The awareness of these problems and the perceptions of the causes of the diseases and their effects on the lives of the people still remains to be a major concern.
The funding received so far from our cherished donors, including The Advance gifts in the last four years, have been used to provide 18 hand dug wells fitted with pumps and two KVIP toilets benefiting over 5,400 people in the project communities.
Goals & Objectives
Short-Term Goal: To improve access to potable water and sanitation facilities to 10 identified project communities.
Long-Term Goal: Maximize Health benefits of the people and reduce poverty levels in the 10 project communities.
1. To form and train 4 WATSAN committees to operate and maintain water facilities to be provided in their communities within 12 months.
2. To construct 4 Hand Dug Wells for 4 selected communities within 12 months.
3. To Build 1 KVIP Toilet of 4-seater capacity for 1 Primary school selected within 12 months.
(1.) Give project information to all communities selected.
(2.) Form Water and Sanitation committees in the project communities (WATSAN).
(3.) Identify partner organizations to train WATSAN committees.
(4.) Animation of communities towards project participation and contribution.
(5.) Identify Local Artisans for construction Hand Dug wells and KVIP toilets.
(6.) Award contracts for facilities to be constructed.
(7.) Monitor the implementation of the activities.