Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Objectives and Goals

Improve Access to Clean Water: Lifeline for Community Development’s primary goal is to ensure that every community member in Madogo and surrounding areas has access to safe and clean water sources. We aim to establish and maintain water supply systems that provide reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and sanitation purposes.

 

Enhance Sanitation Facilities: Our objective is to promote improved sanitation practices by constructing and upgrading sanitation facilities, including latrines and handwashing stations. By providing proper sanitation infrastructure, we aim to reduce the prevalence of waterborne diseases and improve overall community health.

 

Raise Awareness on Hygiene: Lifeline for Community Development is committed to raising awareness about the importance of good hygiene practices within the community. Through hygiene education programs and community workshops, we aim to empower individuals to adopt healthy behaviours and prevent the spread of diseases.

Past and Ongoing Projects

Community Water Well: In collaboration with local stakeholders, Lifeline for Community Development successfully drilled a community water well, providing a reliable and clean water source to over 500 households. This project has significantly reduced the distance community members previously had to walk to fetch water, thus saving time and effort.

 

Sanitation Facility Upgrades: We initiated a project to upgrade existing sanitation facilities in schools and public areas, ensuring they meet proper hygiene standards. These upgraded facilities have positively impacted the health and well-being of students and community members.

 

Hygiene Education Program: Lifeline for Community Development conducted a series of hygiene education workshops, reaching out to both adults and children. Through engaging activities and demonstrations, participants learned about the importance of handwashing, proper waste disposal, and personal hygiene, leading to better health practices within the community.

Impact and Success Stories

Reduced Waterborne Diseases: The provision of clean water and improved sanitation facilities has resulted in a noticeable reduction in waterborne diseases, such as diarrhoea and cholera. Health clinics have reported a decline in cases related to unsafe water and poor sanitation practices.

 

Increased School Attendance: With the availability of clean water and proper sanitation facilities in schools, student attendance has improved. Students are now less prone to waterborne illnesses, enabling them to attend classes regularly and focus on their studies.

 

Behaviour Change in Hygiene Practices: The hygiene education program has had a positive impact on community members’ behaviour regarding handwashing and sanitation. Participants have adopted regular handwashing practices and are more conscious of maintaining cleanliness in their surroundings.

 

Community Ownership and Participation: Through active community engagement and involvement, community members have taken ownership of the WASH projects. They contribute to the maintenance and sustainability of water sources and sanitation facilities, ensuring their long-term benefits.

 

Lifeline for Community Development’s commitment to enhancing water, sanitation, and hygiene practices has significantly improved the overall well-being and health of the community. By providing clean water, improved sanitation, and promoting hygiene awareness, we are building a foundation for a healthier and more sustainable future for the people of Madogo and the broader Tana River region.