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Dambe Project - Address safe water deficit affecting Farani community.


Titre : Dambe Project - Address safe water deficit affecting Farani community.

Pays  : Mali
Localisation : Farani, Kati,

Code : 020_001726

Date de clôture : 2016-01-31

The project aims to address safe water deficit affecting Farani community. In a decentralization context, community water supply is part of town halls mandate. However, they lack sufficient financial resources to provide safe water. Farani experienced frequent drinking water shortage because of many drought years. There is an overuse of the existing borehole resulting in time loss (45 minutes in water fetching). Hence, we notice frequent use of traditional water points resulting in water-related diseases. Girls are often retained by their mothers for household tasks especially water fetching which does no longer allow them to properly follow courses at school. The installation of the mini water distribution system will increase the availability of drinking water for all. The key stakeholders include(I) communal authorities involved in water supply policy(ii) beneficiary communities involved in the project implementation through local contribution mobilization and project monitoring (iii) hydraulic service in charge of project implementation and norms monitoring. The project design subscribes in the Project Cycle Management. In fact, for identification, meetings with stakeholders helped to have a better understanding of Farani water supply and poverty issues. It appears from these consultations :poor distribution of safe water points ; low level of households income making them difficult to afford buying water, absence of national water distribution service .The immediate effects recorded include : high population pressure on the existing water point ; recurring disputes among women during water fetching ; poor personal hygiene and sanitation within households ; school absenteeism ; unsafe water consumption. The gender analysis has shown that the low water services primarily affects women and girls i.e. water fetchers. Because of their biological constitution and for hygiene purpose they are much more likely to have more intense need for water than men. The project impact is built on a sectorial action aiming to improve community living conditions. The action falls in line with the program Women and Child Friendly Action initiated by IR Mali. It is inspired by current actions in the region. To achieve the expected outcome Increased availability of safe water the action will focus on the multiplication of water distribution points with solar pumping mechanism built from an exiting borehole. Awareness sessions on safe water use will be conducted. The management committee will be trained to ensure a sustainable water facility management. The project fits with national water supply policy which ranks summary water distribution system among modern water sources. It is in line with MDGs7 and indirectly with MDGs 1&2&3&6.The implementation will be based on participatory approach. The risk of having low water flow is the main risk that can be addressed. It can be minimized by conducting technical feasibility study to identify the suitable water distribution system

Bénéficiaires : 4879

Financement : Islamic Relief South Africa
Value (GBP) : 15 455

Islamic Relief Worldwide

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