This project will provide sanitation facilities, household latrines and hand washing devices, and hygiene behavior change (HBC) using an Output-Based Aid (OBA) approach to 2 targeted communes in Kampot.

Narrative

This project was originally conceived as a pilot among Oxfam's Saving for Change and WaterShed Cambodia to combine access to finance and sanitation development along with EMW's innovation in Output-Based Aid methodology. Moving forward, the team decided to localize the combined effort to promote grassroots engagement and capacity building at the local communes. Accordingly, this two-pronged sustainability approach combines Cambodia Women for Peace and Development (instead of Oxfam) and EMW taking on a more active role with its Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid in lieu of WaterShed Cambodia. Overall, costs were further reduced and more investment was put into building local partnerships and leaders.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • James Dien Bui of East Meets West Foundation
    Implementation Status: in_progress Mon 19 Mar 2012, Over 8 Years ago

    Community Engagement/Triggering and Sanitation Hygiene Promotion

    Four representatives from RACHA and CWPD came to the Mekong Delta to participate in a week-long training hosted by the Vietnam Women's Union and EMW. The training leveraged the VWU's practical experience working in Tien Giang to showcase and highlight the challenges and solutions to working in the community. Both RACHA and CWPD participants shared challenges in working in the community in Cambodia, but also gained the knowledge and some innovative ideas to apply in Cambodia. Specific ideas drawn from the training include 1.) "moving away" from subsidies when targeting the poor, 2.) leveraging community resources to overcome gaps in the sanitation market like access to finance through supplier's credit and access to other micro-finance lenders, and 3.) engaging women of poor households to play an important part in the decision-making process of purchasing a latrine. These lessons resonated with the interest of the Cambodian training participants and vowed to return to Cambodia to see if they can be applied in Pursat and Kampot provinces.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Mar, 2012 Preparation Phase

This project will provide sanitation facilities, household latrines and hand washing devices, and hygiene behavior change (HBC) using an Output-Based Aid (OBA) approach to 2 targeted communes in Kampot.

Narrative

This project was originally conceived as a pilot among Oxfam's Saving for Change and WaterShed Cambodia to combine access to finance and sanitation development along with EMW's innovation in Output-Based Aid methodology. Moving forward, the team decided to localize the combined effort to promote grassroots engagement and capacity building at the local communes. Accordingly, this two-pronged sustainability approach combines Cambodia Women for Peace and Development (instead of Oxfam) and EMW taking on a more active role with its Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid in lieu of WaterShed Cambodia. Overall, costs were further reduced and more investment was put into building local partnerships and leaders.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Since this project recognizes the need for long-term impact, capacity building at the local level by training Cambodia Women for Peace and Development and Reproductive and Children Health Alliance (RACHA) have been a top priority. To this end, EMW has used the training allowance to bring both Cambodia Women for Peace and Development and RACHA to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam to work with the Vietnam Women's Union to learn best practices in doing community engagement/triggering and hygiene behavior promotion.

Impact

People Getting Sanitation: 1620

1620 people in 300 households will receive improved sanitation (includes women and children)

People Getting Other Benefits: 1620

Leadership capacity is developed through a series of trainings that promote strong skills sets (e.g. economic literacy, sanitation, and HBC) as well as grounded knowledge in HBC awareness and activities.

Implementer: Cambodia Women for Peace and Development, EMW

A joint initiative between East Meets West Foundation (EMW) and Cambodia Women for Peace and Development brings together a robust partnership with a set of rich, diverse experiences in grassroots engagement, market-based approaches to hygiene behavior change, and over 23 years of social innovation in scaled-program impact and sustainability.

The strength of Cambodia Women for Peace and Development complements EMW's Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) in promoting HBC and strong supply chain efficacy to ensure that target communities not only have financial access to sanitation hardware and services, but also a strategic match-making of demand with strong supply-side options. In short, the vision of this partnership brings together diverse NGOs to work together in enabling Cambodia’s rural provinces to reach its MDG targets, particularly environmental sustainability for rural areas.

Funding

funded:
$15,000
Community:
$4,500
edit $15,000:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal