Improved coverage of access to drinking water in the rural commune Kolokani, in the circle Kolokani


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Project Title

Improved coverage of access to drinking water in the rural commune Kolokani, in the circle Kolokani


Freshwater, Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

International Waters

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Project Partners

Grantee: Association de Soutien aux Initiatives Communautaires - ASIC (Non-government Organization)


Total: $17,304


7/2009 - 12/2010


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Summary It(the project) consists of the implementation of water infrastructure (wells) and sanitation (Ecosan latrines) as well as information and public awareness for a change in behaviour and capacity building of various stakeholders.

Context: The project is part of the effort to increase the coverage of drinking water demand and access to sanitation facilities. The climatic conditions and demographics of the town led to difficulties of various kinds. It affects one way or another a part of people's lives since the population is confronted with problems of access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Consequently, this creates unhygienic conditions. The situation needs to be improved in the rural community Kolokani in the circle of the same name. Indeed, the lack of water causes a lack of hygiene, promotes the proliferation of diseases and deteriorating living conditions. The solid and liquid wastes are dumped in the street leading to a deterioration of the living conditions and the proliferation of many waterborne diseases. The low latrine coverage is associated with a low use of latrines by parts of the population in some villages, contributing to the deterioration of the domestic environment. Functional latrines are below the standards of hygiene and by their very nature. Add to this the fact that 72% of children complete their bowel movements in nature and are contributing so to the development of faeces. The coverage rate of household latrines was 11.3%.

Specific objectives: - Inform and sensitize the public about the subjects of health education and environmental health - Strengthen the capacity of intervention of the GIE ASDE for better sanitation in the city Kolokani - Realize three (3) wells with hand pumps in the villages Dosserebougou, Kogan Dounakébougou and Tongoy Maribougou - Realize five (5) Ecosan latrines in the rural community Kolokani - Realize two (2) blocks of improved latrines of five (5) cabins each in each market in Kolokani and one block of three (3) cabins at Kolokani`s livestock market.

Expected results: - 3 wells with hand pumps are installed and fitted out with pumps in Dosserebougou, Kogan Dounankébougou and Tongoy Maribougou - 2 blocks of improved latrines with five cabins each are installed at each market in Kolokani - One block of improved latrines with three cabins is installed at the cattle market in Kolokani - 5 Ecosan latrines are installed in the rural community Kolokani - 1 GIE (ASDE) is reinforced through training and equipment and manages the latrines at the market - Three management committees for the wells with the hand pumps are set up, trained and then functional.

Activities and strategies: Execution of the works Hydraulic works: These are four wells in three (3) villages in the rural community Kolokani. Wastewater: This is the construction of improved latrines at the open market and the livestock market and the spread of Ecosan latrines on the family level. Education: The studies will examine the technical feasibility of drilling in the villages concerned and do a site selection. They will take into account the impacts, the availability of sufficient water resources, the risks of infiltration and contamination. Work: The work of drilling further wells with hand pumps and latrines at the open market and the livestock market will be entrusted to a firm. In the case of Ecosan latrines, local providers which have the appropriate technique will be sought out. The prime contractor will be provided by ASIC. Engineering Controls: The control technique will be provided by a consultant hired by ASIC for this purpose.

Accompanying actions Equipement: GIE ASDE equipment: It will focus on wheelbarrows, donkey carts with shovels, rakes, caches nose, gans , suits, shoes, garbage cans.

Formation - Formation of committees for hand pumps and of members of the GIE ASDE management of water infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene and sanitation, - Formation of a core group of persons for the construction technique of the Ecosan latrines - Formation of a core group of teachers on trachoma and Guinea Green

Sensitization: User awareness campaign on hygiene, water saving, the cost of water, Awareness campaign of the people for mass utilization of wastewater, waterborne diseases, Procurement of radios for a better dissemination of IEC messages Assistance and strengthening of local management: Capacity building of elected municipals for local management Involvement of beneficiaries in the project: Beneficiaries were involved in the identification and they will be in the implementation. This will facilitate the sustainability of the project activities

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