Chinansungwi Relief Hand Organisation – Water and Sanitation for Traditional Kapeni Villages
Despite our area lacking safe water and improved sanitation facilities, people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more. Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. We will address this situation by maintaining two boreholes and educating the surrounding community about water sanitation and hygiene and training them on borehole maintenance.
The work is important to us because it improves the current situation, which will reduce water related diseases in the community. This will result in improved health and school attendance by children. What people should know about the issue is that in Traditional Authority Kapeni there many boreholes which are not working and need to be repaired or rehabilitated. The willingness and the promise the community has shown is what has inspired us to work with them to implement the project to realize their dream of having safe water adequate and better sanitation.
The seed grant from The Pollination Project is important to our work because it will provide the necessary resources in order for our organization to achieve its aim of providing safe drinking water for the community. Members of the project have been identiﬁed and trained in borehole maintenance and in water and sanitation.