Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Nyamecheo primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

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Narrative

The ACI construction team placed a total of three tanks at Nyamecheo Primary for 12,600 L of water storage and 47 m of high quality gutter. The team placed one 8,000 L tank with 30 m of gutter feeding it. The team also placed two 2,300 L tanks with 17 m of gutter feeding the two tanks. The team also trained local staff in the construction, sale and maintenance of high quality RWH systems. With this new knowledge those local individuals will be able to sell and construct RWH systems in their home communities.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Jun, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 12 Jun, 2012 Preparation Phase

Community Development Entrepreneurs were trained to install rainwater harvesting systems at Nyamecheo primary school and will sell low cost, high quality RWH units to the surrounding community

Narrative

The ACI construction team placed a total of three tanks at Nyamecheo Primary for 12,600 L of water storage and 47 m of high quality gutter. The team placed one 8,000 L tank with 30 m of gutter feeding it. The team also placed two 2,300 L tanks with 17 m of gutter feeding the two tanks. The team also trained local staff in the construction, sale and maintenance of high quality RWH systems. With this new knowledge those local individuals will be able to sell and construct RWH systems in their home communities.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Impact

People Impacted: 372

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 370

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara bio sand filter program. Increased access to water within the school compound allows the school to use the filters to their full potential. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

School Children Getting Water: 361

Total number of students present at the school on a given day. Nursery class through standard eight. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Sanitation: 370

Total number of students, teachers and support staff present at the school on a given day. In conjunction with the Aqua Clara hand washing stations already in place at the school. Increased access to water within the school compound makes use of these hand washing stations much easier. We gathered this information from a survey done of all ACI partner schools done before the implementation of the RWH program.

People Getting Other Benefits: 2

Community development entrepreneur and community health promoter, both ACI trained individuals are trained in construction and sales of high quality RWH systems. Increasing the knowledge base of these individuals making each a more valuable resource to their community.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $5

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The community health promoter in the area will be holding meetings of a school club for the children twice a month. During these visits she will be able to check on the performance of the RWH system and report any problems she finds directly to the ACI office. The five USD is covered by the school according to the agreement the school and stakeholders signed prior to construction of the RWH system. This cost will cover any breakages due to poor use and silicone costs if the system begins to leak because of wear and tear on the gutter runs.

Implementer: Not applicable

Not applicable

Funding

Funded:
$2,480
Community:
$39,446
Final Cost:
$2,610

Plan/Proposal