BENEFITING: MISSION OF HOPE TO CAMEROON
ORGANIZER: MISSION OF HOPE TO CAMEROON
EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2017
MISSION OF HOPE TO CAMEROON wrote -
Our goal with the Water Project is to provide the opportunity for clean water to each family in Taiyor.
Based on our initial assessment, we have decided to first address the lack of clean water in Taiyor as we believe this will make the most immediate impact on measures of health and reduce the incidence of diarrheal diseases, malaria, and malnutrition in the area. During our first trip we checked out the village's source of water and were appalled and disgusted by what we found (check out photos).
Other organizations' previous attempts at bringing elaborate and professional clean water solutions to Taiyor resulted in failure due to lack of community engagement, education and poor follow-up and monitoring to ensure the systems were successful.
We are working with Lifesaver Systems to take a more foundational and evidenced based approach to bringing clean water to impoverished and remote communities by prioritizing community engagement and a multi-staged process that focuses on first introducing simple solutions equipped with advanced water filtration technology that’s easy to use and store.
The Jerrycans provide a hands-on experience where community members have the opportunity to compare the dirty water to the clean filtered water and store it for later use. The compare and contrast experience allows for a community to collectively buy-in to the idea of clean water. When this happens, we can then move on to the next stage of project.
To learn more:
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