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2017-2021 (Burundi) Drinking water, hygiene and sanitation in Busiga et Mwumba
- There is drinking water and sanitary infrastructure and it is well managed.
- Local authorities and other involved parties are trained and know their duties and responsibilities (capacity building).
- Socio-economic circumstances have improved for 200 underpriviliged families. An underpriviliged family can be a family headed by a widow, or a family that suffers from malnutrition.
- Lessons learned are collected and disseminated at all levels.
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- Access to drinking water : +/- 15.000 people
- Access to sanitation: +/- 6.500 people
- Special attention for underpriviliged families: 200 women-head of family; or 1.200 people (out of 6.500)
- ACLVB/CGSLB via Sociaal Fonds Voeding VIA
- Private donations
1. Construction and management of infrastructure
- Rehabilitation or expansion of 7 drinking water systems
- Construction of 12 sanitary facilities in 6 schools
- Construction of 100 EcoSan latrines and 300 latrines with concrete cover plate
2. Capacity building (execution: partner AVEDEC)
- Training for municipal authorities on project ownership (client-contractorship), integrated water resources management, planning, tenders, exchange,...
- Delegation of management to local structures where water users are involved: learning how it is done and how to make sure that it works properly.
- Sensitization of the population, especially through schools and families, regarding good hygienical behavior and local implementation of IWRM.
3. Improved situation for underpriviliged families
- 200 underpriviliged families receive a family pack that contains:
- (1) a latrine, a kitchen garden, a compost bin, a more efficient oven, a rainwater harvesting system
- (2) goats; breeding programme for the production of milk and organic fertiliser (used in the kitchen garden)
- (3) shower, drying rack, hand wash basin
- The families receive training on use and maintenance.
4. Lessons learned
- The experiences/findings of all activities will be collected and disseminated: locally, towards other municipalities, water sector, public service offices, etc.
- Particularly the underpriviliged families will get a survey on actual improvements of the situation thanks to the family pack.
- AVEDEC: Association Villageoise pour l’Entraide et le Développement Communautaire, a Protos partner since 2008
Would you like to support this program? Please contact Harald van der Hoek, thematic and geographic adviser for Burundi: harald [dot] vanderhoek [at] protos [dot] ngo