plan 164Biosand filter for rural households

Summary

This Program/Project is intended at equipping rural households with easy to use, affordable and long lasting (durable) water treatment technologies, in order to enhance and or improve access to safe and clean drinking water

Background

Attakar is a rural community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It has been in existence for more than 100 years and has a high population growth rate. Current population stands at between 55000 to 60000. It is an agrarian community, the income level of the people is very low and their standard of living is quite poor. These communities do not have access to clean and safe water despite the importance attached to it. Like most rural communities in Nigeria, they depend on streams, rivers and unprotected wells which are scarcely safe for drinking because of contamination. Besides spending valuable time trekking long distance to get water, scarce income is spent to make the water safer through pasteurization, by those who can afford it. The project will be manned by:
i.Olanike Olugboji
Olanike is the founder And Program Coordinator of EMPRONET, a grassroots based non governmental Organization (NGO) that focuses on the promotion of constructive environmental ideals through education, advocacy and project implementation. EMPRONET has existed for four years plus and has worked on several environmental issues one of which is water since 2005.
With a professional background (1st and 2nd degree qualification) in Urban and Regional Planning, and as an environmentalist, Olanike has participated in many training programs and a number of water projects. Till date, she renders environmental consultancy services
ii.Anna Avong
Anna is a women’s leader of many years and is at present, the president of the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria and the National Council of Women Societies, Kaduna State Chapter. She has a professional background in Geography and has been involved in teaching, training and educational endeavours with over 20 years experience. Till date, she has been involved in a number of community development activities across Kaduna State, Nigeria.

iii. Pastor Peter Kazzasuwat
A Volunteer Consultant and working partner of EMPRONET, he is the founder and Executive Director of Love and Compassion (LOCOM), a grassroots Non Governmental Organization based in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. LOCOM has existed for about 12 years, and started working in the field of water since 2001. Furthermore, he is a water Engineer who has participated in many water projects. He is the managing Director of El-Petrus, a Water Engineering Company also located in Kaduna State Nigeria. His experience is invaluable and an added advantage to the proposed project.

Location

Kaduna, Northern, Nigeria

Focus

Primary Focus: Capacity Building
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 55,000

i.Fadan Attarkar, the largest of the four districts has a population of over 23,000 people
ii.Mifi District is the second (2nd) largest with a population of about 16000 people.
iii.Zangang District (population size is about 9000); and
iv.Tarfan District with a population size of about 8,500 people.
In all, about 6000 households is targetted

School Children Getting Water:

People Getting Sanitation: 55,000

About 6000 households is targetted.Upon completion of the three phases outlined, it is anticipated that the about 6000 households that make up Attarkar Community would have adopted the BSF in their homes. As part of our activities for the pilot project, the community would be exposed to the technology through our planned community mobilization processes. In this way, they will have an opportunity to witness first hand water testing which will bring to their awareness, the issue of water contamination and its attendant problems. This we believe will enhance the interest of the community members to adopt the BSF for their household uses. Further more the trained women will be supported to start up BSF micro ventures to meet the demands of the targetted 6000 households. Eventually we will provide micro finance and related business support assistance to these women.

People Getting Other Benefits: 20

20 women will benefit from construction skills. We also believe that the project will generate employment opportunities for some memebrs of the community i.e. aside the 20 women that will be supported to start up a BSF making venture.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2009-06-20

Completion Date: 2013-06-20

Technology Used:

The Bio-sand Filter Technology will be adopted as the major problem within the community is water contamination. The Bio Sand Filter is a low cost technology that uses a simple and slow sand filtration process to make water safe for consumption.Women groups are going to be trained in the building and maintenance of this simple water treatment and hygiene technology.

APPROACH:
(a)ADVOCACY: As the implementing organization, we will visit and consult with the decision makers [The Local Government Chairman and officials], opinion leaders [traditional rulers and title holders, district heads] and interest groups [community based organizations and community development committees] within the community to entreat their support.
ACTIVITIES:
-Courtesy Visits/Calls
-Consultative Meetings
(b)COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION: Having familiarized ourselves (the project team) with the decision makers in the community, the project team in conjunction with the community leaders will bring the entire community together and the project will be formally introduced in readiness to:
-Gather all points of view in the community about the project
-Get the community members committed to the project
-Interact with women in the community basically to find out the problems they face in providing clean and safe water for their families.
-Identify the women groups that will participate in the training program.
ACTIVITIES:
-Interactive and participatory Meetings
-Community Mapping
-Water Walk
-Community Survey: Group Discussions and Interviews
-Formation of Project Committee that will comprise of the community members especially women. This is because women are important to the project especially as they are the ones who collect and handle or treat water for household (family) use(s).

(c)SENSITIZATION: The identified women groups will be made aware of the aim and the objective of the training program to heighten their interest and commitment to the program/project. We will adopt the use of some IEC masteries.
ACTIVITIES:
-Printing and Distribution of Information, Education and Communication materials e.g. hand bills and posters
-Selection/Nomination of the 20 participants

(d)FUNDING: We will solicit for funds on behalf of the women that are trained so that they can either replicate the training or start up a viable venture using the technology learnt.
ACTIVITIES:
-Resource Mapping
-Fund raising: explore partnership/collaboration opportunities, grant opportunities, identify and contact/communicate with potential donors
-Community Motivation
(e) WORKSHOP: The Workshop will include both theoretical and practical aspects. The workshop participants made up of 20 women, will be equipped with information on water treatment and hygiene. They will be given hands on training in the construction, use and maintenance of the Bio Sand Filter. The women will also be shown how to keep water safe from germs. Having been trained, Olanike Olugboji (of EMPRONET) and Anna Avong (of AWAN &NCWS) will serve as facilitators and instructors. They will be supported by Pastor Peter Kazzasuwat, a water Engineer with vast experience on water related concerns.
ACTIVITIES:
-Water Testing
-Technology Introduction
-Bio Sand Filter Construction
-Training on usage and maintenance
-Sanitation and Hygiene Education

MARKETING:
Introduce community project committee
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
-Community Visits
-Interview of community Members
-Needs Assessment
-Review Meetings

Phases:

The project will be done in phases.

The first phase will encompass capacity building for selected women from the community.

The second phase will encompass water, sanitation and hygiene education for the community

While the 3rd phase will encomp

Community Organization:

To increase awareness on water quality, good hygiene and sanitation practice , we willl introduce water sanitation and hygiene promotion committee within Fadan Attarkar. We will also work with existing community commitees as well as community based organization.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

We will continue to provide funding (e.g micro finance) and capacity building support to the women that are trained so that they can start up their own water filter construction business and also expand same.

Other Issues:

Women are important in planning or addressing issues around water hence it is vital and helpful to use planning activities that involve women. Also, because it is usually women who collect and treat water for household use.

Maintenance Revenue:

Maintenance Cost:

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $1,000

Please note that the budget outlined below is estimated within the limits of an anticipated $1000.00 grant (Seed Money).
Fixed Cost Materials $
Mold 280
Equipment and tools 110

Variable cost Materials
Cement, sand etc. 60
Total Cost of Materials
Variable cost Others
Labour Estimated 2 men| Filter/day 12
Transportation 60

Training Cost:
Technician, Volunteers and Staff Training Community Advocacy, Mobilization and Sensitization 42(logistics, printing and distribution of IEC materials and questionnaires and demonstration supplies , mobilization fee 90
Administrative and workshop cost 346
TOTAL $1000

Co Funding Amount:

Community Contribution Amount:

Fund Requested: $1,000

Implementing Organization:

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    Phases

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    I noticed that you began writing a 3rd phase but did not finish. Did you intend to describe a 3rd phase?

    I noticed that you began writing a 3rd phase but did not finish. Did you intend to describe a 3rd phase?

    • Olanike Olugboji of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environemnt

      Hello Melinda, but for your comment, I would not have realised that we did not complete the third phase. Please be rest assured that we are very open to your contributions and corrections. It only makes the process simpler for us. However, we have completed the third phase which we missed out

      Hello Melinda, but for your comment, I would not have realised that we did not complete the third phase. Please be rest assured that we are very open to your contributions and corrections. It only makes the process simpler for us. However, we have completed the third phase which we missed out

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    number of people impacted

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    Will you explain more clearly how 6,000 households will be impacted by this pilot project?

    Will you explain more clearly how 6,000 households will be impacted by this pilot project?

    • Olanike Olugboji of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environemnt

      Upon completion of the three phases outlined, it is anticipated that the about 6000 households that make up Attarkar Community would have adopted the BSF in their homes. As part of our activities for the pilot project, the community would be exposed to the technology through our planned community mobilization processes. In this way, they ...

      Upon completion of the three phases outlined, it is anticipated that the about 6000 households that make up Attarkar Community would have adopted the BSF in their homes. As part of our activities for the pilot project, the community would be exposed to the technology through our planned community mobilization processes. In this way, they will have an opportunity to witness first hand water testing which will bring to their awareness, the issue of water contamination and its attendant problems. This we believe will enhance the interest of the community members to adopt the BSF for their household uses. Further more the trained women will be supported to start up BSF micro ventures to meet the demands of the targetted 6000 households. Eventually we will provide micro finance and related business suppot assistance to this women.

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    follow up

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    After you train the women, will they rely on your organization for seed funding? How will you stay in contact with the 20 women? Perhaps you can discuss this in Phase 3

    After you train the women, will they rely on your organization for seed funding? How will you stay in contact with the 20 women? Perhaps you can discuss this in Phase 3

    • Olanike Olugboji of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environemnt

      As part of our strategy, we have outlined fund raising for the women towards helping them start up a BSF Micro Business. As also expresses in our proposal, one of the project facilitator/instructor i.e. Anna Avong is the President of the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria. She is very familiar with the entire women community and will be...

      As part of our strategy, we have outlined fund raising for the women towards helping them start up a BSF Micro Business. As also expresses in our proposal, one of the project facilitator/instructor i.e. Anna Avong is the President of the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria. She is very familiar with the entire women community and will be a formidable channel of staying in touch with the trained women. Through Anna's women group i.e. the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria contact with this women is ensured.

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    Micro businesses

    Gemma Bulos of A Single Drop

    Hi ladies great to have you up and running on PWX! A few questions: 1) You said that you will train the women for a viable venture. Can you explain what that would be? If they turn it into a micro-business, will Empronet also offer Biz Development? 2) Will Empronet simply be the training agency? How much interaction, oversight and...

    Hi ladies

    great to have you up and running on PWX! A few questions:

    1) You said that you will train the women for a viable venture. Can you explain what that would be? If they turn it into a micro-business, will Empronet also offer Biz Development?

    2) Will Empronet simply be the training agency? How much interaction, oversight and follow-up will Empronet engage in with the groups? How will you maintain quality control?

    3) Can you breakdown the "admin and workshop costs"?

    Also, if you have an excel spreadsheet, you can submit your budget in that form and upload it to PWX as an excel doc. If you have any difficulties, Annette can assist you.

    Looking forward to reading your responses!
    In sisterhood
    Gemma

    • Olanike Olugboji of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environemnt

      1. In response to your first question, the women will betrained and supoorted to start up a BSF micro-enterprise. EMPRONET and the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria (AWAN) in collaboration with potential donors will work together towards providing micro finance and other business development assitance to support the start ups of the ...

      1. In response to your first question, the women will betrained and supoorted to start up a BSF micro-enterprise. EMPRONET and the Attarkar Women Association of Nigeria (AWAN) in collaboration with potential donors will work together towards providing micro finance and other business development assitance to support the start ups of the trained women.

      2. EMPRONET will be directly and indirectly involved in every aspect of the Project in collaboration with AWAN which will be fully on ground to conduct monitoring and evaluation of the entire process.

      3. We will work on submitting our budget using excel as you suggested.

      Thank you so much Gemma. Every question is making us better at what we propose to do. Please, we welcome your suggestions and support.

      Best Wishes,
      Olanike and Anna

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    Micro bussiness

    Mary Omble Wuya of OCEAN Foundation

    Dear Nike and Anna, I think you did a good job with your proposal . It is quite detailed and has several components, but I noticed that the amount for the project requested , will it cover the costs of all the activities or are there other avenues for funding.

    Dear Nike and Anna, I think you did a good job with your proposal . It is quite
    detailed and has several components, but I noticed that the amount for the project requested , will it cover the costs of all the activities or are there other avenues for funding.

    • Olanike Olugboji of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environemnt

      Thanks Mary, Though we restricted ourselves to an anticipated seed money of $1000.00, we are working out ways of getting additional funds. You may please note that we specified that the project will be carried out in phases. We are open to suggestions. Best Wishes, Olanike

      Thanks Mary,

      Though we restricted ourselves to an anticipated seed money of $1000.00, we are working out ways of getting additional funds. You may please note that we specified that the project will be carried out in phases. We are open to suggestions.

      Best Wishes,

      Olanike

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    This is a good program and the $1000 AWWC seed grant wll be used wisely.

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    THJE PROJECT IS VIABLE AND CAN BE ATTAINED.
    The technology used is costeffective and environmentally friendly
    Anna Anatoli

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    This proposal is a good start for a pilot project. I understand the difficulty of trying to confine your project development to a $1000 seed grant. I think there will be challenges in securing further funding, but I think this group has the capacity to learn alot from this pilot project, combined with their extensive experience in the field, to introduce this new technology. Well done!

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Biosand filter for rural households Complete - Partial Success Jan 2010 $1,000