Provide potable water to kambare village through rain water harvesting

Water_tank_kambare

Narrative

Most of community members of Kambare stay in houses covered with grass and others in iron sheets roofs. Some community members do have a feeling that roof water catchments can only be done on iron sheets roof. So the community members were trained on collecting water using gutter installation from any surface not necessarily roofs.

This was followed by Implementing roof rain harvesting (Installation of gutters, and a plastic Tank). Initially GWAKO planned to drill a deep well within this community given that our initial try with small rig failed. Due to funding limitation the community and GWAKO agreed to undertake rain water harvesting meanwhile as we source for funding for deep borehole.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 6 Sep, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 5 Apr, 2008 Preparation Phase

Provide potable water to kambare village through rain water harvesting

Narrative

Most of community members of Kambare stay in houses covered with grass and others in iron sheets roofs. Some community members do have a feeling that roof water catchments can only be done on iron sheets roof. So the community members were trained on collecting water using gutter installation from any surface not necessarily roofs.

This was followed by Implementing roof rain harvesting (Installation of gutters, and a plastic Tank). Initially GWAKO planned to drill a deep well within this community given that our initial try with small rig failed. Due to funding limitation the community and GWAKO agreed to undertake rain water harvesting meanwhile as we source for funding for deep borehole.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The issue of sustainability is ever increasingly high on the agenda of GWAKO programs. Development of local participatory culture was put into place to ensure that the community is involved deliberately, understand the processes and are able to replicate appropriate technologies as far as possible.

A cost-recovery framework alongside a representative management system was put in place to ensure facility maintenance and possible extension in the future. This was based on a thorough local capacity analysis, the communities are selling water at minimal fees to support ongoing sustainability of the

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

It became evident that sanitation component was really lacking and the number of people who lacks safe drinking water were so many which cannot be adequately served by the said tank at Kambare.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

• During rainy season, old women do not walk for along distance to look for safe water; they are sure of drinking clean water bought at affordable price.
• We have heard success stories from the communities. Such as reduction of water related diseases, hand washing practices, more widows and orphans joining the group to enjoy good health.
• Observation has been done and findings compared to what was on the group before and there is a sign of good changes.

Impact

People Impacted: 713

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 215

this is from 26 households of which 54 are women,27 men and 134 children

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $35

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The issue of sustainability is ever increasingly high on the agenda of GWAKO programs. Development of local participatory culture was put into place to ensure that the community is involved deliberately, understand the processes and are able to replicate appropriate technologies as far as possible.

A cost-recovery framework alongside a representative management system was put in place to ensure facility maintenance and possible extension in the future. This was based on a thorough local capacity analysis, the communities are selling water at minimal fees to support ongoing sustainability of the

Funding

Funded:
$1,000
Community:
$550
Final Cost:
$1,550

Plan/Proposal