Huye district in the Southern province of Rwanda, population greatly worry about water insufficiency and clean water. In many country around Africa like in Rwanda, a village(100house in the case of Rwanda but can be more according to the size of the Sector) use to have a common water source where population get water for every day’s activities and in most cases, water comes from hills and is collected on bottom of the ...more »
SAFE SUMMER, Eastern Rwanda is prone to the lack of water especially during the three months of summer, as it is a place which is hotter than other provinces in Rwanda and there is no access to ground water as all canals from mountains get dry. To get water kids should go at a minimum of 10km to find lakes where they fetch, dirty, saline water full of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This leads to water borne ...more »
All communities need to be prepared for the name and shame campaign that will be carried out in 6 months time for members who fail to fix their hygiene and sanitation issues. This could start with the leaders in a transparent manner where they are encouraged to address hygiene in their own families for 3 months. After which, those who fail to meet the deadline are named and ashamed on community venues like churches during ...more »
The best way to manage these utility components is by introducing a WASH fund which is taxed from all working adults which could be 2% of the employee's monthly gross salary and the employer can top up 4% of the gross salary of the employee to raise funds to manage the activities of rural WASH service companies/ facilitation for the local government employees who could be supported with an incentive to perform better ...more »
Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water source in the Africa. In the western part of Kenya, it is also the largest free water source and also in the whole of Kenya. Along its shores is majorly occupied by fishermen, which means it is not only a water source but also a main source of income to thousands of people in Kenya. However, there lies a very big risk and exists a series of water borne diseases in this region. ...more »
In the medium to be chosen in reaching the community to embrace clean water solutions, the issue of sanitation must be frequently raised. The campaign will involve working hand in hand with the community leader in other to ensure proper sanitation and get people of the community to work with the campaign. First the need for personal hygiene should be emphasized on, then the environment. The people of the community must ...more »
Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating ...more »
Sound Water Venture (SWV) provides disadvantaged slum residents of tANZANIA with enhanced access to increased quantity and quality of water through an improved management system while maintaining an affordable cost of water. We are in the midst of a global water, hygiene & nutrition crisis. 3.5 million People die each year from water-related disease. 1.7 million Children under 5 die from diarrheal disease annually. In ...more »
Not only does this clever design purify water — it also doubles as a container for shipping grains and other food staples. Once the package of food is received, it can then be used as a solar water purification kit. To filter contaminated water the Life sack uses SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection Process) technology: UV-A-radiation and the bag’s thermal treatment process work together to kill deadly microorganisms and bacteria ...more »
The SCC are groups of between 10 to 30 children who are encouraged to get together and form a club that will promote hygiene in their local communities. Each SCC is attached to a mentor who has attained the age of consent in his/her community like for the case of Uganda 18 years to provide a leading and a mentoring (for the case of Uganda where we have a government structure of Village Health Teams -VHTs, these could ...more »
In cases dealing with poor sanitation,water bodies suffer most with more pollution thereby rendering it unsafe for use.These unclean waters cause bilharzia,cholera,typhoid and other associated water-borne disease. This occurs as a result of most communities lack of toilet facility or even a dump site.They then turn to defect in water bodies and also throw waste into them. I will suggest that such communities are been ...more »
the development and application of sanitarymeasures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health.
River water can be used as the main source of clean water drinking after purifying water from river.
Water can be pumped in a tank or reservoir for the process to take place then supplied to people who need it.
the disposal of solid waste in rivers should be stopped, the community can be educated.