Damot CommunityCompleted: March 2012 [?]
- GPS: 14.353289, 39.449444 [?]
- Project Cost: $3,928.84 [?]
- Local Partner: A Glimmer of Hope [?]
- Project ID: ET.GOH.Q1.10.052.062[?]
- Field Notes:
Thanks to you, this village now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed between $0.03 and $0.06 toward their project's construction; that's a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay between $0.03 and $0.06 per month to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance or repairs.
Women and children here used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. Even then, each family member had to make do with just five liters of water per day for drinking, bathing, cooking and everything else. The water was not safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. On average, they're less than 15 minutes from their water project, which means each family now can use up to 15 liters per person per day! And most importantly, the water they bring home each day is also safe enough to drink.
Note: You might be wondering why we put a photo of a door in your report... the reason is more exciting than you might think! We wanted to show you that this village is serious about keeping their project safe, clean and functioning for years to come. They built a fence and a door on their own initiative, to prevent animals from contaminating the area and to show ownership of their new water source.
Note: Your project's photos or plaque might say 2010... that's because your campaign closed in 2010 and we had your plaque or sign made right when we sent your funds to the field! But we don't consider a project complete until we've received the final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community. Your official completion date is the one listed at the top of this page.