Bachira and Surrounding Kebeles WASH Project

As an organization, WEEMA International (WEEMA) is committed to achieving 100% water access in our target geographic areas. When WEEMA began work in Tembaro Woreda, less than 40% of people living in Tembaro had access to clean water. While coverage has since increased to above 65%, WEEMA continues to coordinate with local government to bring water to communities not yet reached. In support of this goal, WEEMA and implementing partner Water Action are working to bring clean water access to residents of Bachira, Bada, Bohe and Waro kebeles in Tembaro Woreda. Water Action is an indigenous nongovernmental organization specialized in solving water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental problems in Ethiopia. The objectives of this project are: • To increase access to safe and adequate water supply services for 17,572 current community members and a projected 27,502 individuals by 2034 in the target kebeles by the end 2018. • To achieve 100% access to basic sanitation facilities of people living in the target kebeles by the end 2018. • To realize measurable changes in hygiene behaviors of the people in the target areas by the end of the project. • To ensure effective and efficient management and handling of all WASH services by the end of the project.

Activities

• Project planning activities will include an engineering survey to complete the 38 km pipeline system design. • Water supply activities will include capping the spring source, and constructing a collection chamber, reservoir and pipeline with twenty water points. • Hygiene and Sanitation activities will focus on awareness creation at the village level to achieve behavior change in collection and use of clean water, and good sanitation and hygiene practices. • Community development activities will include training for local WASH Management Board members and water technicians, provision of tools for longterm water scheme maintenance, and continuous community sensitization. The involvement of women will be central to all activities.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender

Locations

  • Ethiopia>Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples

Sectors

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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