Our project leads to healthier lives for 140 older people and their families in Jamaica through improved health, nutrition and sanitation facilities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Some of the poorest Jamaican communities have identified lack of safe water and sanitation facilities as a major constraint to health of older people. This project works with rural communities in Spring Vale, Giblatore and Content where many live below the poverty line and lack basic physical infrastructure and social amenities, including clean water. Water is accessed from streams and older people unable to fetch water for themselves pay others to bring this water to their homes or do without.
How will this project solve this problem?
Water tanks provides access to safe water, pit latrine construction leads to improved sanitation, providing seeds to older people allows them to take control of their food intake and improve their income through the production of vegetable gardens.
Potential Long Term Impact
Older people's nutrition is improved through provision of seeds to grow vegetables which supplement their diets with surplus sold in markets to create income.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,350
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,350 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $19,430.