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Ilinge Community D - Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program


Titre : Ilinge Community D - Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Pays : Kenya

Date : Installed - Feb 2019

Project Type : Sand Dam
Program : Southeastern Kenya WaSH Program

Our main entry point into Ilinge Community has been the Mwanyani Self-Help Group, which is comprised of farming households that are working together to address water and food scarcity in their region. These members will be our hands and feet in both constructing water projects and spreading the message of good hygiene and sanitation to everyone.
* Training We’re going to continue training the self-help group members and their communities on hygiene and sanitation practices. Though our visits to households were encouraging, we want to ensure that community members are practicing the day to day habits we are not able to observe during our routine visits. Food hygiene, water hygiene, and treatment, personal hygiene and handwashing will all be a focus during our next review.
* Sand Dam Building this sand dam at a spot further down the river in Ilinge will bring water closer to hundreds of other people. After the community picked the spot, our technical team went in and proved the viability by finding a good foundation of bedrock. Now, our engineers are busy drawing up the blueprints. We estimate the dam will be 25.2 meters long and 5.6 meters high. We are unified with this community to address the water shortage. As more sand dams are built, the environment will continue to transform. As the sand dams mature and build up more sand, the water tables will rise. Along with these sand dams, hand-dug wells (check out the hand-dug well being installed next to this dam) will be installed to give locals a good, safe way to access that water. With these projects, clean water will be brought closer to people.

Impact : 500 Served
Functionality Status : Functional

Contributors : Project Sponsor - Barbara Belle Ash Dougan Foundation

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