Health
 Cameroon
Project #10189

Safe Drinking Water for 5000 Villagers in Cameroon

by Better Family Foundation
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Summary

The two villages of Alim-Boyui presently have no access to clean drinking water. Community members must trek to a stream in order to collect their drinking water-- thus leaving many to drinking dirty water. Your donation will bring these two communities water by rehabilitating the spring catchment, fixing the dilapidated infrastructure and by providing training to the community to help ensure sustainable management.
$4,221
total raised
60
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

The 5000 people of Alim-Boyui presently have little to no access to clean drinking water. The village is blessed with an excellent spring source-- but the infrastructure connection the spring to the village is old, dilapitated and non-functioning. This forces villages, most of the time women and children, to trek to a stream in order to fetch their drinking water.

Solution

This project will bring the materials to rehabilitate Alim-Boyui's pipe-borne water infrastructure. First the village will complete a 3-week water management training which will help to both empower community members and also ensure sustainable water management practices in the future. Then the water infrastructure will be fixed-- the spring will be rehabilitated, all standpipes, taps and pipes will be replaced.

Long-Term Impact

This project will have a massive positive impact on Alim-Boyui. First it will deliver safe and clean drinking water for 5000 people who live in the two communities thus drastically reducing the prevalence of water-borne diseases. Secondly, having standpipes in the community will reduce the time it takes women and children to collect-- thus freeing time for other activities. And lastly, the 3-week water management training not only empowers and engages the community but ensures sustainability.

Resources

Better Family Foundation

Organization Information

Better Family Foundation

Location: Fundong, Boyo Division, NW - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​bffoundation.webs.com
Project Leader:
Mbeng Simon Nsah
Fundong, Boyo Division, N.W. Regio Cameroon

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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