plan 437Provide Sanitation facility to Rural Families in Karasanur Village in Vanur Block of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.

Summary

The Women SHGs will identify the suitable beneficiaries to participate in the individual household toilet program.

The women SHGs will take the responsibility with the facilitation of Palmyra for site selection, collection of contribution, construction

  • Thumb_dsc00862
  • Thumb_dsc00877

Background

The Ponnaiyar, the Malattar and the Gadilam are the major rivers draining the district.
The Ponnaiyar River flows from northwest to east in the district.
The Varaganadhi is also known as the Gingee River and drains the parts of Gingee and Vanur
taluks of this district. 16617 ordinary wells and 24885 tube wells in two blocks of Vanur & Marakanam

The depth to piezometric surface ranged from 2.8 to 11.25 m bgl during Pre monsoon and
0.5 to 6.35 m bgl during post monsoon. The yield of bore wells in favorable locations
vary from <1 to 6 lps.

The incidence of high total
hardness is attributed to the composition of litho units constituting the aquifers in the
district, whereas nitrate pollution is most likely due to use of fertilizers and other
improper waste disposal.

Palmyra NGO, Auroville – We have already installed 3 bacterial free water treatment plant with the support of donor agency in 3 villages. This activity is continuing in 5th year. Apart from that we also installed saline water treatment plant in Koyalmedu village in the year 2009, still it is being used by the community.

We have also constructed about 100 ecosan toilets in the coastal villages and also in the agricultural area in Vanur & Marakkanam Blocks of Villupuram district. In coastal area, 95% of the families are using where as in the agricultural area only 70% are using. The sanitation activity carried under donor agency with government support (DRDA & UNICEF).

We are constructing 25 septic tank module toilet in Endiyur Village under PWX. Work is under progress.

The Tamilnadu region is supposed to have plentiful water resources because of good rainfall. The annual rainfall of about 1200 mm in about 50 rainy days is received from
both the southwest and northeast monsoons.

Location

Karasanur Village, Villupuram District, India

Attachments

  • Xls Estimate...

Focus

Primary Focus: Sanitation - Households
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 0

0

School Children Getting Water: 0

0

People Getting Sanitation: 150

25 /670 families will be benefited. 150 /3500 members gets direct benefits.
(35 men, 35 women and 80 children from 25 families)

People Getting Other Benefits: 500

More than 500 community members will be getting benefit in terms of new knowledge and information on sanitation, personal hygiene and usage of toilet.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2012-08-10

Completion Date: 2013-05-10

Technology Used:

Septic tank with toilet room construction
Cooperation from the community
Design the module with the local Engineer
Use Kadappa Stone on top of the septic tank for heat absorption and also not to get rust iron quickly.
Tank Surplus water will be removed properly.
Beneficiary’s participation in each and every action plan which leads to succeed.
Apart from Grant from PWX, the beneficiary will put almost 50% as contribution through loan from their own SHGs.
The beneficiary feels that it is their asset; it should be used for at least 2 generations.

Phases:

Project will be done in one phase and funding can come in one part to complete in time.

Community Organization:

The women SHGs will form the working group among the beneficiaries to purchase the quality materials, supervise the construction, collection of contribution and handing over it to them.

The Sanitation committee member will consist of-

1. Village Panchayath Representation
2. Self Help Groups
3. Representation from beneficiaries
4. Palmyra officials

Government Interaction:

Palmyra, Village Panchayath and the working group will work with government department such as Block Development Office, Health Department in Vanur Block in Villupuram Dt. For getting information, claim subsidy, etc

Ancillary activities:

1. Activities to be carried out:

a. Initial survey on families to assess the capability to participate in the program through prescribed questionnaire.
b. Identification of Beneficiaries through Women SHGs.
c. Invite Village Panchayath to know about the program implementation.
d. Formation of Working Group in the village.
e. Awareness building / workshops for the families about the benefit of using toilets and instruction in how to use them.
f. Collection of contribution.
g. Construction of 25 toilets in 1 village.
h. Link people with BDO / Bank to avail subsidy and loan.
i. Education of women in Self Help Groups in personal hygiene.
j. Book keeping.
k. Government institutions and private corporations will be invited to give their support for the project.

Other Issues:

The beneficiary will claim Rs.3200 from the BDO after completion of the toilet work with the help of Village Panchayath. The beneficiary will fill the application form with the assistance of Palmyra and submit it to the sanitation office to receive the subsidy

Maintenance Revenue:

Palmyra is implementing the sanitation activity in Endiyur Village with beneficiaries participation. The individual families are happy to participate in it because they themselves organizing materials, Mason, putting labour by family members to reduce the construction cost, construct toilet with attached bathroom, making roof with cement sheet or concrete, purchase door either plastic, iron or cement. They have their own choice to construct and use it. The working group only providing pan and pipes under the program. The beneficiaries are happier than the contract work. Neighboring families in the village and nearby villagers are making request to support more no. of toilet in the village as well as neighboring areas. It also develops knowledge, skills about the importance of sanitation facility for the poor people in the rural area.

Maintenance Cost: $0

Metrics:

1. Number of families using toilets

2. Reduction in health expenses

3. Save time and use it for productive work

4. Clean environment

5. Prevention of ground water for pollution.

6. Privacy for women to use toilet

Cost: $18,604

attached files

Co Funding Amount:

Community Contribution Amount: $6,546

41% from individual beneficiaries and BDO (6091+1455 = 7546 USD) will be collected for the program.
This would be mainly cash and few days as labor during the construction period.

Fund Requested: $11,059

Implementing Organization:

Attachments

  • Xls Estimate...
  • 1 participant | show more

    Kusum Gaur of Peer Water Exchange

    Thanks for explanation. Kusum

    Thanks for explanation.

    Kusum

  • 2 participants | show more

    Carolyn Meub of Pure Water for the World

    Hello, I just have a few questions: - Will other health and hygiene workshops be held such as handwashing? - It appears that all community members will attend workshops but only 25 receive sanitation facilities. Will the other families have the tools and guidance to implement their own sanitation facilities? Thanks, Jamin Pure...

    Hello,

    I just have a few questions:

    - Will other health and hygiene workshops be held such as handwashing?
    - It appears that all community members will attend workshops but only 25 receive sanitation facilities. Will the other families have the tools and guidance to implement their own sanitation facilities?

    Thanks,
    Jamin
    Pure Water

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Jamin, Thank you for your querry. Palmyra will organize the training program on safe drinking water, sanitation facility and personal hygiene for the women SHG members and their family members who are interested to participate in the meeting - under the project. Hand washing one subject under teh personal hygiene. Yes. P...

      Dear Jamin,

      Thank you for your querry.

      Palmyra will organize the training program on safe drinking water, sanitation facility and personal hygiene for the women SHG members and their family members who are interested to participate in the meeting - under the project. Hand washing one subject under teh personal hygiene.

      Yes. Palmyra is initiating the knowledge and skills on toilet to the community. The people who are come forward to participate in the activity, cash contributinn, putting labour during construction, finally use the toilet by all members in the family and pass the message on importance of toiletsto others. These criteria's will be followed for selection of beneficiaies under the project.

      The remaining families will have a look of the toilet, they should realize it is an important in their day to day life, make request to support organization (like NGO/Govt./loan from SHG) and find the source for construction.

      Thank You,

      Dhanam..

  • 2 participants | show more

    Budget question

    Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

    After studying your budget we have some questions regarding both your overheads and timeline. You have a 6-8 month timeline. It seems very doable in even a shorter time period. Can you explain setup activities (if any) such as training of masons, etc.? Also, your admin costs are high, some comparison with operating costs of other NGO...

    After studying your budget we have some questions regarding both your overheads and timeline.

    You have a 6-8 month timeline. It seems very doable in even a shorter time period. Can you explain setup activities (if any) such as training of masons, etc.?

    Also, your admin costs are high, some comparison with operating costs of other NGOs. One reason is that you are budgeting in this project staff expenses for an entire year. While we would like to have the resources to fund at program and operational levels (or multiple projects simultaneously), we are unable to do so at this time. Could you please correct this?

    I am glad to see detail of staff welfare, phone, administration and documentation. However, on top of that you have 5% Administrative fee. What is this?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sir, The Project implementation period would be 6 to 8months period as per your advice. We need some time for before and aftercompletion of the physcial work. Set u activities: 1. Discuss with the Village Panchayth / rural women SHGs. 2. Discuss with beneficiary family members 3. Identify the availability of the resources, p...

      Dear Sir,

      The Project implementation period would be 6 to 8months period as per your advice. We need some time for before and aftercompletion of the physcial work.

      Set u activities:
      1. Discuss with the Village Panchayth / rural women SHGs.
      2. Discuss with beneficiary family members
      3. Identify the availability of the resources, place, patta, materials, labour, etc.
      4. Formation of santation user group among the beneficiaries families.
      Pre survey on the families.
      5. Conduct training programs for the village people on water, sanitation and hygiene.
      6. Identify the cnstructionn people with the acceptance of the villagers.
      7. Start making the pits for septictank.
      8. Organize materials for construction such as bricks, sand, jelly, iron rod, pan, pipes, etc.
      9. Viit the construction process.
      10.Have meeting with villagers to see the toilet activity.
      11. Start use of the toilet
      12.Postsurvey on impact of the activity.

      When we had big project(ICEF) we have not used any admin cost from the allied project. Presently, we do not have any big project. However, if you fel it is too high either you can reduce or we can increase the number of toilets construction.

      Thanking You,

      Dhanam

  • 2 participants | show more

    Number of Village & need

    Sandeep Srivastava of Shohratgarh Environmental Society (SES)

    Dear PALMYRA Representative, I would like to know: - Number of village involved for activities in proposed block?? - Though you have mentioned your achievements in background section,I would like to know specific need of those villages involved?? Thanks, Sandeep

    Dear PALMYRA Representative,

    I would like to know:

    - Number of village involved for activities in proposed block??
    - Though you have mentioned your achievements in background section,I would like to know specific need of those villages involved??

    Thanks,
    Sandeep

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sandeep, Palmyra will be choosing only one village in Marakkanam Block. In the rural area 90% of the households do not have sanitation facility. They seek some sort of support from the CBOs/NGOs/Govt. Institutions. Role of NGO is to create knowledge on the importance of sanitation to the rural people to construct the toilet a...

      Dear Sandeep,

      Palmyra will be choosing only one village in Marakkanam Block. In the rural area 90% of the households do not have sanitation facility. They seek some sort of support from the CBOs/NGOs/Govt. Institutions.

      Role of NGO is to create knowledge on the importance of sanitation to the rural people to construct the toilet and use it to prevent from the health hazards.

      Thanking You,

      Dhanam

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sandeep, Thanks for your comment. We had discussion with 3 villages, we have chosen Karasanur Village for better use and implementation with not only women SHG members and also with Village Panchayath Council Members. 10% of the family who are upper middle class families are having individual household toilets in the village...

      Dear Sandeep,

      Thanks for your comment.

      We had discussion with 3 villages, we have chosen Karasanur Village for better use and implementation with not only women SHG members and also with Village Panchayath Council Members.

      10% of the family who are upper middle class families are having individual household toilets in the village.

      The rural women SHG members and the village panchayath requested Palmyra to implement the sanitation program in their village to avoid night soil disposal and safe. secure place for toilet facility in their household itself.

      The women are willing to put minimum 50% as their contribution for the activity which includes the subsidy from the Government.

      Palmyra has good rapport with the sanitation department in BDO.

      We assure the activity will be implemented with the cooperation of village panchayath, women SHG members, Sanitation Officer and BDO.

      Thanks,

      Dhanam

  • 2 participants | show more

    Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development

    The organization have already implemented PWX projects and also government ,UNICEF , surely you will have expertise, few questions are 1 . Is the present proposal for different village from previous projects. 2. If row houses are getting sanitation (toilets build) can follow the gobar gas module!! 3. DO all bank(nationalized give loan ...

    The organization have already implemented PWX projects and also government ,UNICEF , surely you will have expertise,
    few questions are
    1 . Is the present proposal for different village from previous projects.
    2. If row houses are getting sanitation (toilets build) can follow the gobar gas module!!
    3. DO all bank(nationalized give loan for toilet building any subsidy available??

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Yes. It is another village is called Karasanur. The idea is good. Government is also willing to implement the program in the rural area with animals cowdung which is not fnctioning effectively. May be we can think of it and discuss it with farmers. The subsidy is giving by the state government for coverage of sanitation program. The ...

      Yes. It is another village is called Karasanur.
      The idea is good. Government is also willing to implement the program in the rural area with animals cowdung which is not fnctioning effectively. May be we can think of it and discuss it with farmers.
      The subsidy is giving by the state government for coverage of sanitation program. The women group/Palmyra approach the BDO for getting subsidy cost of Rs.3200 to 4500 after completion of the construction work.
      Beneficiaries feel that PWX fund with government subsidy is not sufficient to construct a proper household toilet for long time period of use. They feel that they want to put their contribution amount of minimum Rs.10000 for the activity for which the beneficiaries either borrow loan from their own SHG or from the bank .

      Thanks,

      Dhanam

      • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development

        thank you Dhanam for clarification, best wishes for the projects.

        thank you Dhanam for clarification, best wishes for the projects.

    • Varalakshmi VS of Aa Foundation for Community Development

      thank you Dhanam for clarification, best wishes for the projects.

      thank you Dhanam for clarification, best wishes for the projects.

  • 3 participants | show more

    Idea and learning's of the project

    Kusum Gaur of Peer Water Exchange

    Dear Dhanam, 1. Please define what exactly you want to achieve through the project? In the project summery you have mention women SHG’s will identify or select the beneficiary and they will be responsible to execute the program; that’s a good strategy but it should be clear from your point of view what you want to achieve? Do have a g...

    Dear Dhanam,
    1. Please define what exactly you want to achieve through the project? In the project summery you have mention women SHG’s will identify or select the beneficiary and they will be responsible to execute the program; that’s a good strategy but it should be clear from your point of view what you want to achieve? Do have a goal of where? in which village and how many units?

    2. Your approach working with community specially the women SHG’S is excellent. Designs for toilet construction are locally made and accepted by the community. Are you going to innovate or make for any changes in the new construction through your experience from your past projects? I do not see any learning’s note in the existing projects that would transfer or help.

    Kusum

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Kusum, Thank you for your comments. The role of Palmyra is facilitation. We go to village and identify the suitable area for identification of needs from the people. They said that they do not have toilet facility. When they go for open defication they face the following problems: unavailable of space due to conversion of ...

      Dear Kusum,

      Thank you for your comments.

      The role of Palmyra is facilitation. We go to village and identify the suitable area for identification of needs from the people. They said that they do not have toilet facility. When they go for open defication they face the following problems:

      unavailable of space due to conversion of land
      Fear of snake bites and insect disturbance.
      Walk minimum half a km
      Not able to use for emergency (like diarrhea, cholera, etc,)n
      no privacy to go for toilet.
      It is dire need to construct and use the toilet.
      V

      Village and no. of units have updated in the application form. pl. Refer.

      I will submit the feedback from the beneficiaries in the previous (2011-2012) project as vedio clips.

      Thanks,

      Dhanam

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        You have clearly expressed the need, and your role, but not what you intend to do. That you have also mentioned in the explanation below (where you talk about your experience with providing water in the village). However, i still you need to clarify the outcome better: Are you looking to get 100% coverage? If so in what time? Are ...

        You have clearly expressed the need, and your role, but not what you intend to do. That you have also mentioned in the explanation below (where you talk about your experience with providing water in the village).

        However, i still you need to clarify the outcome better:

        Are you looking to get 100% coverage? If so in what time? Are you ready to stay with the project in your facilitating role? What resources do you have and need to stay long-term.

        If you are not looking to get 100% coverage but create some momentum and then no longer be active, please also state that.

        You can edit the application itself so that all readers (not just reviewers) can see it.

        Your experience in tank restoration, other social development, and facilitation is strong. And you have the experience of the water project (how much population is not yet covered? how will it get to 100% if ever?) - please document learnings for your organization both in your approach and in the field in that project report.

        How do you feel your history and experience will translate to push sanitation? I think everyone recognizes the need and sees the benefits. What is not clear is your goal, your ambition, and long-term process to see the outcome we all want you to achieve.

        Regards,
        Rajesh

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Dear Rajesh, Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others. If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. W...

          Dear Rajesh,

          Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others.

          If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. We realise that a universal access and coverage would be optimal, and we would certainly be looking at all possibilities, but we are not looking at 100% coverage as a landmark. As far as "being active" is concerned, we are basically available and active all the time, in our project areas.

          Sanitation projects as such are of enormous importance but there are not necessarily always possibilities and means to implement a adequately funded project. If that is the case, we would certainly go for it.

          Thanks

          Juergen

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Rajesh, Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others. If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. W...

        Dear Rajesh,

        Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others.

        If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. We realise that a universal access and coverage would be optimal, and we would certainly be looking at all possibilities, but we are not looking at 100% coverage as a landmark. As far as "being active" is concerned, we are basically available and active all the time, in our project areas.

        Sanitation projects as such are of enormous importance but there are not necessarily always possibilities and means to implement a adequately funded project. If that is the case, we would certainly go for it.

        Thanks

        Juergen

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      You have clearly expressed the need, and your role, but not what you intend to do. That you have also mentioned in the explanation below (where you talk about your experience with providing water in the village). However, i still you need to clarify the outcome better: Are you looking to get 100% coverage? If so in what time? Are ...

      You have clearly expressed the need, and your role, but not what you intend to do. That you have also mentioned in the explanation below (where you talk about your experience with providing water in the village).

      However, i still you need to clarify the outcome better:

      Are you looking to get 100% coverage? If so in what time? Are you ready to stay with the project in your facilitating role? What resources do you have and need to stay long-term.

      If you are not looking to get 100% coverage but create some momentum and then no longer be active, please also state that.

      You can edit the application itself so that all readers (not just reviewers) can see it.

      Your experience in tank restoration, other social development, and facilitation is strong. And you have the experience of the water project (how much population is not yet covered? how will it get to 100% if ever?) - please document learnings for your organization both in your approach and in the field in that project report.

      How do you feel your history and experience will translate to push sanitation? I think everyone recognizes the need and sees the benefits. What is not clear is your goal, your ambition, and long-term process to see the outcome we all want you to achieve.

      Regards,
      Rajesh

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Rajesh, Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others. If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. W...

        Dear Rajesh,

        Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others.

        If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. We realise that a universal access and coverage would be optimal, and we would certainly be looking at all possibilities, but we are not looking at 100% coverage as a landmark. As far as "being active" is concerned, we are basically available and active all the time, in our project areas.

        Sanitation projects as such are of enormous importance but there are not necessarily always possibilities and means to implement a adequately funded project. If that is the case, we would certainly go for it.

        Thanks

        Juergen

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Rajesh, Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others. If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. W...

      Dear Rajesh,

      Basically we see ourselves as facilitators who are proactive in interaction with women Self Help Groups, farmers and others.

      If needs like sanitation, hygiene, pure water are expressed we assess the possibilities and advise and act accordingly. Mainly we are driven by the capacity of the groups and the beneficiaries. We realise that a universal access and coverage would be optimal, and we would certainly be looking at all possibilities, but we are not looking at 100% coverage as a landmark. As far as "being active" is concerned, we are basically available and active all the time, in our project areas.

      Sanitation projects as such are of enormous importance but there are not necessarily always possibilities and means to implement a adequately funded project. If that is the case, we would certainly go for it.

      Thanks

      Juergen

  • 3 participants | show more

    Coverage

    Chitra Chaudhuri of Gram Vikas

    Dhanamji, After going through your proposal, I find it difficult to understand as to why is th e project developed for only 25 families (nearly 4% )of the the total number of families. What benefit is this going to provide to the entire community?What is the rationale behind developing this project? In our understanding sanitation p...

    Dhanamji,

    After going through your proposal, I find it difficult to understand as to why is th e project developed for only 25 families (nearly 4% )of the the total number of families. What benefit is this going to provide to the entire community?What is the rationale behind developing this project?

    In our understanding sanitation projects must be targetted at the entire community, with so small coverage we doubt the benefits in hygiene habits or health conditions to change. More information on the village per se would help better.

    thanks
    chitra

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Chitra, Thank you for your response. First of all it is an entry point to start the sanitation activity through the women self help group in the village. This will increase the awareness on sanitation among the community. When the beneficiary start using the toilet, others also will feel that they also need sanitation facility....

      Dear Chitra,

      Thank you for your response.

      First of all it is an entry point to start the sanitation activity through the women self help group in the village. This will increase the awareness on sanitation among the community. When the beneficiary start using the toilet, others also will feel that they also need sanitation facility. The remaining families in the village can get support from the govt, getting loan from the bank with some minimum support of NGOs. This will lead to 100% sanitation coverage in the area. It also helps to provide clean environment.

      Thanks,

      Dhanam

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Do you have any examples of your approach leading to 100% coverage? If yes, how long did it take? If no, what do you plan to do to ensure it? GV has lots of experience in getting 100% commitment before the project begins, because projects (in their experience) never get to 100% and its the most marginalized that remain without co...

        Do you have any examples of your approach leading to 100% coverage?

        If yes, how long did it take?

        If no, what do you plan to do to ensure it?

        GV has lots of experience in getting 100% commitment before the project begins, because projects (in their experience) never get to 100% and its the most marginalized that remain without coverage.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Dear Sir, Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars. Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project. Palmyra has already impleme...

          Dear Sir,

          Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars.

          Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project.

          Palmyra has already implemented Safe drinking water project in one village which was covered only 25% of the population. While started using the drinking water by 40 families, others also feel they need the quality of drinking water for their families. Apart from that the non-user family feel guilty.

          After a year another 50 families in the colony area (SC families who are poorest of the poor) made request to the Panchayath/, Palmyra to provide the drinking water facility. This is an example.

          We will implement the sanitation program under PWX fund as a module.
          This will stimulate the other families to involve and construct the individual household toilet.

          We are happy that GV is going to cover 100% sanitation faiclity. In Tamilnadu Government is also saying 100% sanitation coverage is very very important.

          We will link with BDO and Village Panchayath/grants from agencieis to fulfill the sanitation facility as 100% coverage within 2 to 3 years period.

          • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

            Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

            Dear Sir,

            Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

            Dhanam

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

          Dear Sir,

          Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

          Dhanam

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Sir, Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars. Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project. Palmyra has already impleme...

        Dear Sir,

        Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars.

        Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project.

        Palmyra has already implemented Safe drinking water project in one village which was covered only 25% of the population. While started using the drinking water by 40 families, others also feel they need the quality of drinking water for their families. Apart from that the non-user family feel guilty.

        After a year another 50 families in the colony area (SC families who are poorest of the poor) made request to the Panchayath/, Palmyra to provide the drinking water facility. This is an example.

        We will implement the sanitation program under PWX fund as a module.
        This will stimulate the other families to involve and construct the individual household toilet.

        We are happy that GV is going to cover 100% sanitation faiclity. In Tamilnadu Government is also saying 100% sanitation coverage is very very important.

        We will link with BDO and Village Panchayath/grants from agencieis to fulfill the sanitation facility as 100% coverage within 2 to 3 years period.

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

          Dear Sir,

          Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

          Dhanam

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

        Dear Sir,

        Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

        Dhanam

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      Do you have any examples of your approach leading to 100% coverage? If yes, how long did it take? If no, what do you plan to do to ensure it? GV has lots of experience in getting 100% commitment before the project begins, because projects (in their experience) never get to 100% and its the most marginalized that remain without co...

      Do you have any examples of your approach leading to 100% coverage?

      If yes, how long did it take?

      If no, what do you plan to do to ensure it?

      GV has lots of experience in getting 100% commitment before the project begins, because projects (in their experience) never get to 100% and its the most marginalized that remain without coverage.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Sir, Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars. Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project. Palmyra has already impleme...

        Dear Sir,

        Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars.

        Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project.

        Palmyra has already implemented Safe drinking water project in one village which was covered only 25% of the population. While started using the drinking water by 40 families, others also feel they need the quality of drinking water for their families. Apart from that the non-user family feel guilty.

        After a year another 50 families in the colony area (SC families who are poorest of the poor) made request to the Panchayath/, Palmyra to provide the drinking water facility. This is an example.

        We will implement the sanitation program under PWX fund as a module.
        This will stimulate the other families to involve and construct the individual household toilet.

        We are happy that GV is going to cover 100% sanitation faiclity. In Tamilnadu Government is also saying 100% sanitation coverage is very very important.

        We will link with BDO and Village Panchayath/grants from agencieis to fulfill the sanitation facility as 100% coverage within 2 to 3 years period.

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

          Dear Sir,

          Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

          Dhanam

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

        Dear Sir,

        Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

        Dhanam

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sir, Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars. Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project. Palmyra has already impleme...

      Dear Sir,

      Yes, In our experience of tank rehabilitation project, tank irrigation covered for entire command area /ayacutdaars.

      Laying of Pipelines under the ground for irrigation purpose from tank area to field, it covered the entire agricultural land from head to tail end farmers under CFLI project.

      Palmyra has already implemented Safe drinking water project in one village which was covered only 25% of the population. While started using the drinking water by 40 families, others also feel they need the quality of drinking water for their families. Apart from that the non-user family feel guilty.

      After a year another 50 families in the colony area (SC families who are poorest of the poor) made request to the Panchayath/, Palmyra to provide the drinking water facility. This is an example.

      We will implement the sanitation program under PWX fund as a module.
      This will stimulate the other families to involve and construct the individual household toilet.

      We are happy that GV is going to cover 100% sanitation faiclity. In Tamilnadu Government is also saying 100% sanitation coverage is very very important.

      We will link with BDO and Village Panchayath/grants from agencieis to fulfill the sanitation facility as 100% coverage within 2 to 3 years period.

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

        Dear Sir,

        Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

        Dhanam

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sir, Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries. Dhanam

      Dear Sir,

      Thank You, I hope the above message would have covered your queries.

      Dhanam

  • 3 participants | show more

    Metrics and long-term assessment

    Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

    In the "Metrics to be Measured" section, we want a list of measurable and trackable impacts you hope to achieve.

    Maybe it was not clear, but we are looking for specific metrics about operating status you will track at some frequency after project implementation. As stated "PWX will soon offer the ability to track metrics (at differing

    ...

    In the "Metrics to be Measured" section, we want a list of measurable and trackable impacts you hope to achieve.

    Maybe it was not clear, but we are looking for specific metrics about operating status you will track at some frequency after project implementation. As stated "PWX will soon offer the ability to track metrics (at differing frequency) to learn about actual operation and assess impact" with some examples.

    Here are my questions regarding the metrics you mentioned:

    1. Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic.

    2. Reduction in health expenses - How will you track this? Will you do a baseline? And also track over time? How often?

    3. Save time and use it for productive work - How will you measure this? And over time?

    4. Clean environment - How will you measure this? And over time?

    5. Prevention of ground water for pollution. - Not sure if you mean prevention of groundwater pollution. How will you measure this? And over time?

    6. Privacy for women to use toilet - How will you measure this? And over time?

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Dear Sir, We have framed a questionaire before starting the sanitation activity in the village. The data is attached in the report. Pl. refer it. Now, another 15 toilet construction is ongoing. During the visit/meeting, we see the toilet to ensure the usage by the family members. We can check it with health expenses among the b...

      Dear Sir,

      We have framed a questionaire before starting the sanitation activity in the village. The data is attached in the report. Pl. refer it.

      Now, another 15 toilet construction is ongoing. During the visit/meeting, we see the toilet to ensure the usage by the family members.

      We can check it with health expenses among the beneficiaries families.

      Atleast these families will not pollute the land, water and air. When all the people involve in the sanittaion program, definetely there will be a clean environment which we can assess with water analysis report.

      Privacy for women: While women are going for open space, they could not go for during the sun light. They are waiting for dark night. When they are sitting, some two wheeler or some one (male) may walk on that side, she has to stand and wait for that person should leave that place. If she has diahrea, she has to search place to go immediately.

      The sanittaion is an important which is needy for every human being in their daily day to day life. Privacy in the sense, the toilet in her house. She no need to walk for a km, wail for darkness, fear about the insects and also no need to spoil the environment.

      Wneh every citizen use the toilet, it is a small contribution for the nation.

      We will frame questionare for post eveluation after completion of the physical work.

      Thanking You,

      Dhanam

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Dear Dhanam, Thank you for your response. You have provided many of the benefits of sanitation systems. We look forward to seeing reports on these objectives. In the metrics section, we are specifically looking for trends and results that can be graphed. Some measurement that returns a yes/no or numerical value over time. So fo...

        Dear Dhanam,

        Thank you for your response. You have provided many of the benefits of sanitation systems.

        We look forward to seeing reports on these objectives.

        In the metrics section, we are specifically looking for trends and results that can be graphed. Some measurement that returns a yes/no or numerical value over time.

        So for example: privacy for women which is a laudable and achievable goal would not meet the criteria of a metric over time.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

          Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic. This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before ...

          Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic.

          This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before after implementation of the period which will show the number of toilets increase and in use.

          2. Reduction in health expenses - How will you track this? Will you do a baseline? And also track over time? How often?
          Before starting the activity, we can collect data from the beneficiary familiy about their illness / medical expenses / year / family. Also collect secondary data from the concerned primary health centre. Mddle and end of the project period we can collect the same information from same people and compare it for analysis to assess the progress & Impact of the project.

          3. Save time and use it for productive work - How will you measure this? And over time?
          Through dataonly. If a family earning member get sick, he/she could not go for work. We can collect data through feedback questionaire.

          4. Clean environment - How will you measure this? And over time?
          Not to use the open place/field for open defication. Group discussion with village people.

          5. Prevention of ground water for pollution. - Not sure if you mean prevention of groundwater pollution. How will you measure this? And over time?
          Collect water sample from the field for testing.
          6. Privacy for women to use toilet - How will you measure this? And over time?
          alreadymentioned.

          Thank You,

          Dhanam

          • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

            Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

            Dhanam,

            Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

            I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

            Thanks,
            Rajesh

            • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

              Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

              Dear Dhanam,

              I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

              Best,
              James
              EMW

          • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

            Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

            Dear Dhanam,

            I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

            Best,
            James
            EMW

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

          Dhanam,

          Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

          I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

            Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

            Dear Dhanam,

            I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

            Best,
            James
            EMW

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic. This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before ...

        Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic.

        This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before after implementation of the period which will show the number of toilets increase and in use.

        2. Reduction in health expenses - How will you track this? Will you do a baseline? And also track over time? How often?
        Before starting the activity, we can collect data from the beneficiary familiy about their illness / medical expenses / year / family. Also collect secondary data from the concerned primary health centre. Mddle and end of the project period we can collect the same information from same people and compare it for analysis to assess the progress & Impact of the project.

        3. Save time and use it for productive work - How will you measure this? And over time?
        Through dataonly. If a family earning member get sick, he/she could not go for work. We can collect data through feedback questionaire.

        4. Clean environment - How will you measure this? And over time?
        Not to use the open place/field for open defication. Group discussion with village people.

        5. Prevention of ground water for pollution. - Not sure if you mean prevention of groundwater pollution. How will you measure this? And over time?
        Collect water sample from the field for testing.
        6. Privacy for women to use toilet - How will you measure this? And over time?
        alreadymentioned.

        Thank You,

        Dhanam

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

          Dhanam,

          Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

          I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

            Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

            Dear Dhanam,

            I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

            Best,
            James
            EMW

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

        Dhanam,

        Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

        I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

        Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

        Dear Dhanam,

        I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

        Best,
        James
        EMW

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      Dear Dhanam, Thank you for your response. You have provided many of the benefits of sanitation systems. We look forward to seeing reports on these objectives. In the metrics section, we are specifically looking for trends and results that can be graphed. Some measurement that returns a yes/no or numerical value over time. So fo...

      Dear Dhanam,

      Thank you for your response. You have provided many of the benefits of sanitation systems.

      We look forward to seeing reports on these objectives.

      In the metrics section, we are specifically looking for trends and results that can be graphed. Some measurement that returns a yes/no or numerical value over time.

      So for example: privacy for women which is a laudable and achievable goal would not meet the criteria of a metric over time.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

      • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

        Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic. This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before ...

        Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic.

        This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before after implementation of the period which will show the number of toilets increase and in use.

        2. Reduction in health expenses - How will you track this? Will you do a baseline? And also track over time? How often?
        Before starting the activity, we can collect data from the beneficiary familiy about their illness / medical expenses / year / family. Also collect secondary data from the concerned primary health centre. Mddle and end of the project period we can collect the same information from same people and compare it for analysis to assess the progress & Impact of the project.

        3. Save time and use it for productive work - How will you measure this? And over time?
        Through dataonly. If a family earning member get sick, he/she could not go for work. We can collect data through feedback questionaire.

        4. Clean environment - How will you measure this? And over time?
        Not to use the open place/field for open defication. Group discussion with village people.

        5. Prevention of ground water for pollution. - Not sure if you mean prevention of groundwater pollution. How will you measure this? And over time?
        Collect water sample from the field for testing.
        6. Privacy for women to use toilet - How will you measure this? And over time?
        alreadymentioned.

        Thank You,

        Dhanam

        • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

          Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

          Dhanam,

          Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

          I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

          Thanks,
          Rajesh

          • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

            Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

            Dear Dhanam,

            I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

            Best,
            James
            EMW

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

        Dhanam,

        Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

        I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

        Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

        Dear Dhanam,

        I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

        Best,
        James
        EMW

    • Juergen Puetz of PALMYRA

      Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic. This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before ...

      Number of families using toilets - Good! How often do you plan to sample? Will you track the new toilets that are being built too? Otherwise it will be a one-time statistic.

      This is the first time we focus this subject in the new village in Karasanur. Yes ofcource. We will take the survey on availablity of toilet in the village before after implementation of the period which will show the number of toilets increase and in use.

      2. Reduction in health expenses - How will you track this? Will you do a baseline? And also track over time? How often?
      Before starting the activity, we can collect data from the beneficiary familiy about their illness / medical expenses / year / family. Also collect secondary data from the concerned primary health centre. Mddle and end of the project period we can collect the same information from same people and compare it for analysis to assess the progress & Impact of the project.

      3. Save time and use it for productive work - How will you measure this? And over time?
      Through dataonly. If a family earning member get sick, he/she could not go for work. We can collect data through feedback questionaire.

      4. Clean environment - How will you measure this? And over time?
      Not to use the open place/field for open defication. Group discussion with village people.

      5. Prevention of ground water for pollution. - Not sure if you mean prevention of groundwater pollution. How will you measure this? And over time?
      Collect water sample from the field for testing.
      6. Privacy for women to use toilet - How will you measure this? And over time?
      alreadymentioned.

      Thank You,

      Dhanam

      • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

        Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

        Dhanam,

        Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

        I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

        • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

          Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

          Dear Dhanam,

          I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

          Best,
          James
          EMW

      • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

        Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

        Dear Dhanam,

        I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

        Best,
        James
        EMW

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      Dhanam, Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency. I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after proj...

      Dhanam,

      Thank you for the list and explanations. The list makes sense, but still missing frequency.

      I need to understand how often you will be taking these measurements, surveys after project completion. I understand your baseline, but what we are trying to get is some frequency for some period - e.g. quarterly for 3 years after project completion.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh

      • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

        Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

        Dear Dhanam,

        I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

        Best,
        James
        EMW

    • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation

      Dear Dhanam, I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Un...

      Dear Dhanam,

      I generally have the comment/question regarding frequency of the M&E. At the same time (perhaps beyond this PWX round), I'd like to understand your approach in working/targeting women. We have a similar tactic at EMW as we engage the Vietnam Women's Union, Cambodian Women for Peace and Development as well as Laos Women's Union in these respective countries. I'd like to understand your model through this tactical perspective.

      Best,
      James
      EMW

  • Rating: 7

    review by (only shown to members)

    Community involvement is the strength of the approach and attention to behaviour change in detail. However, while the intent is to connect long-term, i don't see the organization having the resources and continuity to see the project lead to 100% coverage.

    The project should be supported and hopefully the momentum generated will carry on - this is also a valid approach.

  • Rating: 7

    review by (only shown to members)

    The organization have already implemented PWX projects and also government ,UNICEF , surely you will have expertise,
    few questions are
    1 . Is the present proposal for different village from previous projects.
    2. If row houses are getting sanitation (toilets build) can follow the gobar gas module!!
    3. DO all bank(nationalized give loan for toilet building any subsidy available??

  • Rating: 6

    review by (only shown to members)

    Still think that the project should focus more on a comprehensive and holistic sanitation, hygiene water model . All the best!
    chitra

  • Rating: 5

    review by (only shown to members)

    Though, team has replied in Q/A forum. Submitted proposal is unable to express what they are expecting. Writing your past achievements are gr8 but what you are proposing should be clear.They should have done groundwork before submission of application. It is my viewpoint on this particular proposal.

  • Rating: 7

    review by (only shown to members)

    This seems to be a project that engages the community, and provides much needed hygiene education and sanitation. It will be interesting to see how the impact spreads as more community members realize the need for sanitation facilities.

  • Rating: 8

    review by (only shown to members)

    I like this approach, even though the main shortcoming is that it has small coverage footprint initially. But in my opinion, this project can be scaled to reach ODF at a reasonable cost--particularly if the women in the community play an increasingly larger leadership role. This has been the experience of EMW, and I can immediately recognize the potential in this project. I am extremely keen to learn more about this project as it moves forward and to share best practice and learning. The main challenge I see at the moment is a more quantitative M&E to share objective indicators and keeping costs down as this model can be taken to scale.