Kyankulu village is located in Kyankende parish, Kiryandongo sub county, Kiryandongo District. This village is characterized by small farms where residents practice subsistence farming. Whereas this village is endowed with fertile soil, it lacks clean water. Folks from this village collect water from open sources which are contaminated due to poor latrine coverage and it is said to be one of the leading causes of sicknesses in the village. Pascal Anatol 45 years old and a father of five children who migrated to this village 20 years ago in search of bigger land for farming says that the biggest problem of the village is access to clean water. He informed us that residents of the village collect water from an open pond in the valley which they share with wild animals. The community also lack latrines and the general sanitation in this village is poor.
After learning about The Water Trust through a radio talk show, the community through their village chairman wrote an application letter to us requesting for a shallow hand dug well. In his letter, he confirms that the community has already mobilized and is aware of the obligations towards the village partnership with TWT which include: 2000 bricks, one trip of hard core, one trip of sand, community volunteers to work with the technician whom will be hosted by the community with shelter and food during the construction process.
The Water Trust (TWT) will have an intensive program to provide access to clean water and sanitation in this village. The community will participate in excavating and constructing the water source. In the meantime the aim is that all households own an improved latrine. Many households do not use a latrine but use the bush. Due to the practice of open defecation, faeces are spread all over the village and contaminate open water sources. Our aim is to ensure that the community is able to live a healthy life, free of preventable waterborne diseases. We strive to work in partnership with the community to access safe clean water and improved sanitation.
Location: Kyankende Parish, Kiryandongo sub county, Kiryandongo District
Catchment Population: 145 People
Start Date: October 6, 2014
Pump Installation Date: November 25, 2014
The following data will be collected approximately 6 to 8 months after the installation of the water point with the start of our monitoring program.
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