Providing Access to Clean Water in Rural Communities
Most of the population in rural communities are living below the poverty line with no opportunities for employment or enterprise.
Most of the villagers have no access to improve water supplies and water borne disease are rife. Poor health hinders people ‘s livelihood and stops people from being able to fully participate in their communities.
Water collection remains largely the responsibility of women and children who walk long distances to collect from wells, springs and rivers. Furthermore the lack of education within communities regarding sanitation and hygiene contributes to illness and mortality.
Workshops and trainings are also provided to the community to raise awareness of hygiene, sanitation and health. The Objective of this initiative is to assist in increasing health indicators and reducing the level of poverty. Selected villages in Lufwanyama district have benefited of this project initiative by WOTA.