Benishangul Gumuz Regional State Integrated Livelihood Programme, Water Project – Ethiopia
This component aims at increasing access to adequate, safe and clean water supply for domestic consumption of four Kebeles. Through the construction of 11 shallow wells, rehabilitation of 12 non-functioning wells (2 shallow wells and 10 hand-dug wells) and the establishment and strengthening of WASH institutions.
The programme has increased the water supply coverage by 2.17 litres per capita per day in the programme area. As per the information collected about the yield of the wells, all the 12 rehabilitated wells together provide 23,875 litres of water per day.
Moreover, with the objective of improving hygiene and sanitation practices of the community, standard toilets have been built in three schools. Various community sensitisation forums and capacity enhancement training has been provided to relevant stakeholders. More than thirty village water and sanitation committees have been strengthened.
Recent information obtained from the Menge Woreda’s Water Office, reveals that 45% of the total 56,000 residents have not had access to clean and adequate water. The Pharo Foundation will continue working to improve the situation with active participation of the community.