Tearfund

Ibinja Water and Sanitation/Hygiene Project

This project will ensure that for the first time the residents of all 8 villages on Ibinja Island will have access to safe water and appropriate sanitation, and so reducing waterborne diseases. This will achieved by the use of sustainable and environmentally technology.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (265464)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Donations

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    Category

  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúI am so happy now. I have been to the health centre many times due to severe diarrhoea, but now that we drink clean water and the family is in good health. In our village, we have a committee of women who are responsible for making sure that the water point is clean on a week

    — Mawazo Fatuma - Tearfund WASH beneficary

  • “I am so happy now. I have been to the health centre many times due to severe diarrhoea, but now that we drink clean water and the family is in good health. In our village, we have a committee of women who are responsible for making sure that the water point is clean on a week

    — Mawazo Fatuma - Tearfund WASH beneficary

Situation

On Ibinja Island there is no water supply system. People are dependent on either using the unsafe water from Lake Kivu or travelling to the mainland by boat. The time consumed sourcing water is highly unproductive and causing poor attendance with school children especially amongst girls. The use of unsafe water and poor sanitation is the basis of recurrent outbreaks of disease. 40% of children under five contract diarrhoea and there has been a recent 60% increase in cases of cholera.

Solution

This project seeks to introduce the first safe water source to Ibinja. This will be provided through the drilling of boreholes and the use of solar powered submersible water pumps. This is a highly effective and sustainable method of supplying water in this environment. This increased access to water will be supported by a training programme on, improved sanitation and good hygiene practises. 8 management committees will be developed and trained to ensure the new systems are maintained.