The project “Acceleration of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) towards reaching Rwanda’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” dubbed the WASH project, continues change the water and sanitation landscape in the districts of Nyabihu, Rubavu, Musanze and Burera. By the end of 2013, the project will have brought safe water to nearly 500,000 people. It will also have delivered improved gender-sensitive sanitation facilities to 50 health centres and 200 schools; changing the lives of 250,000 pupils and 450,000 new users in rural areas use improved sanitation facilities and safe hygiene practices, including hand washing with soap (or ash), after toilet use and before eating and feeding.
The second objective of the water and sanitation strategy of 2010 is to “ensure sustainable functionality of rural water supply infrastructure by developing effective management structures”. The WASH project has focused on establishing sustainable, functional services through delegated management to provide water at affordable cost.
This fact sheet gives a short impression of Cameroons Local Capacity Development Fund facility.
This work on Rural Sanitation Supply Chains and Finance is part of the SNV/IRC Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All programme, which aims to improve the health and quality of life of rural people in five Asian countries (Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Vietnam) through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices. It has four integrated technical components, strengthening local capacities for a rural sanitation service delivery with a district-wide approach. An additional cross-cutting regional component of the programme focusses on analysis, dissemination, and learning.
This Brief shares some of the lessons learned from working on the Rural Sanitation Supply Chains and Finance. It also introduces the thinking behind its design and its main activities.
The brochure is a compilation of various case studies illustrating the impact of SNV's work in the life of millions of people in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
It portrays the approaches and methods used by SNV to empower local communities, businesses and organisations to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services.