Gender and Family Training at Kamisenga project
Project Story: Hygiene Intervention Wins Praise
All four of the project sites established project committees, including marketing and finance, natural resources, social, animal health and works. Farmers worked in teams during the construction of livestock structures, which was facilitated by the project’s works committee. Project members who did not have the physical capacity to build their own animal structures were helped by the working teams, with guidance on specifications from the works committee.
Four environmental health technicians drawn from the four project communities were oriented in the water and sanitation approaches to be employed in the project by Village Water Zambia. The project also established livestock insurance funds in each of the four communities.
Nchiinga, a man from the Kutaizya Women’s Club in Kalulushi District, said:
"Surely, I could not believe my eyes what I saw today at our toilet. I worked in the police force in the Northern Rhodesia Government for more than 40 years, and toilets in the camp were regularly inspected by the senior police officers at our homes. Failure to observe or maintain hygiene would attract severe punishment. Here, where we stay in the villages now, nobody cares where they dump dirt. For the first time, my wife put a bucket of water and soap for washing hands after using the toilet; I am impressed. Thank you for the trainings on hygiene. Though I am unable to attend lessons, this hygiene training is a breakthrough in good health. Talk about it more."