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The project entails the construction of clean water and sanitation facilities in Monrovia, Liberia. To improve access to water supplies and sanitation facilities by the construction of 1 community bath house.

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Focus themes

Healthcare
Water

Goal

To improve access to water supplies and sanitation facilities by the construction of 1 borehole, 5 community wells, 5 community latrines, 5 community bath houses and 5 community garbage pits. The goal is also to increase knowledge, attitude & practice of some 2,000 families in the community in hygiene practices resulting in the reduction of 25% of cases of water and sanitation related child morbidity.

Description

The project entails the construction of clean water and sanitation facilities in Monrovia, Liberia. To improve access to water supplies and sanitation facilities by the construction of 1 community bath house.

Focus themes

HealthcareWater

Problem statement

After years of a devastating civil conflict, Liberia currently faces a lot of challenges. One of the challenges is access to clean and safe water facilities. In terms of sanitation less than a quarter of the population has access to sanitary facilities. Places where there is little access to water and sanitation services, suffer from high rates of child morbidity as well as high levels of malnutrition and child mortality. The specific target area of this project is the community that is situated on the south and eastern side of Greater Monrovia. About 90% of the Community does not have access to proper supplies of potable water or to satisfactory, hygienic sanitation facilities. The incidence of waterborne diseases is believed to be high however accurate statistics are not available at this time. The general morbidity of the Community needs to be reduced, this is why ZOA implements a water & sanitation project in this specific area.

Goal

To improve access to water supplies and sanitation facilities by the construction of 1 borehole, 5 community wells, 5 community latrines, 5 community bath houses and 5 community garbage pits. The goal is also to increase knowledge, attitude & practice of some 2,000 families in the community in hygiene practices resulting in the reduction of 25% of cases of water and sanitation related child morbidity.

Main activities

1) Education and prevention. Waterborne disease control education (diarrhoea and cholera), and prevention on provincial level, hygiene promotion at community and household level, training of community members in water management; and 2) Construction and distribution of necessary materials and equipment. Construction of a borehole, wells, communal latrines, communal bath houses and garbage pits and the distribution of some 600 household hygiene kits (buckets, jerry cans, soap & bleach).

External risks

There are some essential elements that need to be present to implement the project successful. A shift in cultural attitudes towards hygiene practices among the opinion leaders is necessary. The government should give full co-operation. Personnel involved and established structures should be continuously motivated in efficiently sustain hygiene improvement. However more important a relatively stable situation is necessary without political or violent upheavals. As a result the availability of materials of the right quality for water and sanitation items should be available in order to make the project a success.

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Companies

  • Mobitrans

    Christmas Giving 2010: Mobitrans is excited to cooperate in creating a better world. Mobitrans is the number one mobile service provider in the Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe with 35 operator connections in 15 of the world's fastest emerging mobile markets.

  • Young@Heineken

    Welcome at the Young@Heineken site of PIF World. We joined PIF World as it is an amazing new way of getting envolved in sustainable projects across the globe and share this with your community. The members of this group all participated in a day about social responsibility and by joining this group on PIF World, we hope the awareness and energy of that day will continue into the future. Furthermore we encourage everybody to invite others to join the network and share the good projects you fund!

  • OConnell

    At O'Connell Executive Search we are inspired every day by the people we meet and their passion and drive to make a difference in the world. The PIF World initiative is a fantastic opportunity for us to join this movement and share our own successes by 'Paying it forward'. Every year we donate 10% of our net profit to charity and this year, in collaboration with PIF World, we have collectively chosen five projects that we're excited to support. We invite you to join us in empowering these inspiring leaders to make a difference where it really counts!

65 supporters
3 fundraisers
€2,250 raised
100% of €2,250 budget

Supported by

21.06.2011
21.06.2011
17.06.2011
Winni Man supported Water and sanitation with €30
16.06.2011

Companies

Mobitrans

company

OConnell

company

Top supporters

Winni Man

player

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