Most villages within Fundong subdivision presently have limited access to clean drinking water, especially during the dry season. 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 this community water by creating an additional spring catchment, expanding the currently existing infrastructure and by providing training to the community to help ensure sustainable management.
The 130,000 people of Fundong subdivision presently have limited access to clean drinking water. The villages are blessed with several excellent spring sources-- but the present infrastructure provides insufficient water, especially during the dry season. This forces villages, most of the time women and children, to trek to a stream in order to fetch their drinking water.
This project will bring the materials to expand Fundong's pipe-borne water infrastructure. First the villages 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 infrastructures will be fixed- and expanded- an additional spring catchments will be added, along with 50 kilometers of pipes and 50 additional stand-taps.
This project will have a massive positive impact on Fundong subdivision. First it will deliver safe and clean drinking water for an additional 15000 community members, 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.
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