11 families have a need for a nearby source of clean water and 20 families have a need for sanitation. Families will build 20 Double Pit VIP latrines and a centrally located well will be drilled in the community.

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Narrative

Construction on the well and double pit latrines are complete, see photos. The project was several weeks late, but generally went well. There were no big problems during the construction.

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    Angel Rivas ( El Porvenir ) Over 1 Year after completion 28 Feb, 2014

    Note for internal use

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 May, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 10 Sep, 2011 Preparation Phase

11 families have a need for a nearby source of clean water and 20 families have a need for sanitation. Families will build 20 Double Pit VIP latrines and a centrally located well will be drilled in the community.

Narrative

Construction on the well and double pit latrines are complete, see photos. The project was several weeks late, but generally went well. There were no big problems during the construction.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Our health and hygiene education program is how we ensure long-term impact. As mentioned in other benefits, 2 community members will be trained in hygiene and maintenance to reproduce this knowledge in the community. Each family is responsible for maintaining their own latrine and the central Potable Water Committee oversees the well maintenance.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The community had attempted to hand dig 3 previous wells, up to 20 meters deep, with no results. Finally, we were successful with this machine drilled well.

Especially for the students in the nearby school, this was difficult, searching far and wide for drinking water, and missing school time. Thankfully, this is no longer a problem.

During construction of the double pit latrines, there was some discussion about the community contribution. The original plan was for the community to collect sand for construction. However, there is no creeks or rivers nearby to collect sand, so the community changed their plan to pay for the latrine slabs instead. Our promoter was surprised, as their contribution ended up being greater in this case than planned.

The total community maintenance is about $155. For the well beneficiaries this translates to about $10/family/year and for families with just a latrine to about $6/family/year.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Our promoter says that his greatest learning in this project was the learning around the negociation with the community members about the community contribution. He says he understands the community psychology a bit better and feels better prepared for future negociations.

Impact

People Impacted: 118

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 52

11 families
14 men, 13 women
12 boys, 13 girls

Source: community census

School Children Getting Water: 118

5 teachers

Although the well is not in the school grounds, the school children have nowhere to get water, so are now coming to the new well to get their drinking water.

People Getting Sanitation: 118

25 families
23 men, 21 women
29 boys 35 girls

People Getting Other Benefits: 118

25 families
23 men, 21 women
29 boys 35 girls

Hygiene and sanitary education workshops will be carried out to ensure improved health in the community as well as proper use and maintenance of latrines. At least 2 community members will be trained through our train the trainer methodology to reproduce the hygiene message throughout the community. This is also reinforced by our local radio program in Camoapa.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $155

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Our health and hygiene education program is how we ensure long-term impact. As mentioned in other benefits, 2 community members will be trained in hygiene and maintenance to reproduce this knowledge in the community. Each family is responsible for maintaining their own latrine and the central Potable Water Committee oversees the well maintenance.

Funding

Funded:
$10,132
Community:
$1,660
Final Cost:
$10,223

Plan/Proposal