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The project purpose (outcome) is that communities use water from a safe water source and apply improved hygienic practices. The project has improved access to safe drinking water for the communities in a total of fourteen villages in Cibitoke, Rumonge and Makamba3 instead of six villages that were initially foreseen in the project proposal. Through the protection of the 51 natural springs in Rumonge and Makamba provinces with the participation and contribution of the local population, the project was able to reach more villages with a safe drinking water source of tested water quality, and with sensitization on good hygiene practices. Besides the communities there are four primary schools (three in Cibitoke, one in Rumonge) and a health center (Rumonge) that have either benefited from latrine blocks or boreholes.
For each of the 53 water sources a management committee has been trained in the maintenance of the water source sites. Furthermore, the surrounding communities have been sensitized on good hygiene practices.
Delivering 53 water sources to villages in desperate need of clean water, hygienic cleaning apparatus and training in good practices, we estimate has given direct access to an estimated 150,000 children.