Category: Groundwater

SUSTAINABLE WATER DELIVERY

Over the years many governments and NGO's installed boreholes with manual pumps all across Africa but never maintained or trained anybody to fix these mechanical pumps. Through visiting areas in Northern Mozambique we found that up to 75% of these clean water sources weren't functioning anymore. in 2008 we launched an initiative that has provided clean safe drinking water for nearly 250 000 people. We have been able ...more »

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Category: Sanitation

Sanitation Marketing: Water Source Based Sanitation SACCOs

This idea builds on a water supply model being used in Uganda. Here is the long and short of the model: 1. Water supply is primarily the responsibility of the Government; with users having the responsibility of demanding for the service, through the leaders. 2. Maintaining water sources is the role of the communities; who form water and sanitation committees to manage the water sources. Users (averaging 30 households ...more »

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Category: Education

mWASH: Mobile Platform for Water, Sanitation&Hygiene Education

The advent of mobile phones has been one of the revolutions of the 21st century. With 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers in the world, and with Africa being the second largest Mobile Phone market after Asia and the fastest growing one (http://www.gallup.com/poll/168797/africa-continues-going-mobile.aspx), it is clear that the ability to immediately and specifically target a national population with information is through ...more »

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