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Water and Sanitation
  • Construction of 621 pit latrines was completed across 20 villages thus finishing the required sanitary facilities.
  • Achieved Open Defecation Free status in all 20 villages in April 2012
  • ODF ceremonies took place in each village and were attended by dignitaries
  • Signs to denote ODF were erected at the entrance to the villages.
  • Conducted training in hygiene in the 21 villages.
  • Continued the maintenance of boreholes
  • The building of 18 boreholes by CCS was completed, with a total of 21, giving cleanwater to all villages.
  • The process of declaring ODF, Open Defacation Free in all 21 villages is underway.The digging of the pits is virtually completed and the building (with home-made bricks) of the latrine around each san plat is beginning.
  • The clean up of the pools (inviting mosquitoes) around the boreholes has been done to date.
The construction of the san plats in the remaining villages is finished.
The next phase now the san plats are almost all complete is to start construction of the latrine building itself and digging of a pit.
San Plats
This is an ambitious programme to provide San Plats (Sanitation Platforms made of a concrete slab with a drop hole and elevated foot rests) for all the 21 villages. The villagers gather sand and break up quarry stones to be used in the construction of San Plats. When all the San Plats are installed it will make a massive difference to the sanitary facilities in all 21 villages.

During the month, the number constructed in the villages has been: Belo -29, Bolola – 22, Jombo – 26, Mtsambeux – 20, Msuzi – 34, Chiosya Village – 25 and all completed in Mtsambeux.

We begin Community Based Management training for all Water Point Committees - 17 WPC's who have received boreholes from CCS. We took three people and the chief from each WPC
The training is conducted by an HSA, Community Development Assistant (CDA) and Assistant District Water Development Officer. It consists of teaching the people about basic and routine maintenance of the borehole, financing repairs and protecting the environment around the borehole.
CBM Training –Moves onto practical phase where people are given the opportunity to dismantle the pump and are shown how to replace components etc.

Belo village is the first to report Open Defecation Free status. This is being investigated along with general sanitary conditions. Health Surveillance Assistants have started three days of follow-up visits of triggered villages.

Those people that completed San Plat Construction training last week received certificates.
Waste water is gathering at the outflow of the borehole, creating a potential health risk; a diversion has been constructed into a communal garden where we will plant water hungry plants like sugar cane.
The last two boreholes at Mtsambeu and Chilidje are complete.
The next stage of Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) project continues with pre-drilling training for the latrines.
The planning of the construction of the 7 new boreholes is underway.
Thanks to part of the grant from Misean Cara, it is looking good for 7 new boreholes in Chimteka. Work is underway on the construction of 3 new boreholes.

  • Boreholes
    This is an ongoing project. The first borehole was built by UNICEF. By 2009, CCS had built another 14 boreholes and repaired 4, giving clean water to many villages. The number of villages have grown to 21, the majority have a clean and sufficient source of drinking water and plans are underway for the remainder.

  • 2008 and earlier
  • Boreholes - bololo, kwacha, dothi, dzozi, bololo-2, katelela and afrikano-aka-fano

  • Built an additional 4 boreholes (wells with hand pumps) bringing the total to 11 boreholes constructed in the last 2 years.
  • Repaired 4 existing boreholes thus ensuring the inhabitants of all 17 villages in Chimteka area have a consistent supply of quality water from a protected source within a short distance

  • Purchased and distributed 37 treadle pumps to irrigate the crops and provided training in their use
  • Provided seed and fertilizer to some households supporting the care of orphans

  • 2008
    19 Irrigation Pumps (one for each of the 17 villages and 2 to be held at the Centre) were Purchased. The so called ‘Money Maker’ Treadle pumps are very efficient and easy to use hand pumps that can be used to draw water from any water source and be distributed through a pipe over a patch of dry land on which people have planted crops. The local Agricultural Offices delivered the pumps, together with seeds for Maize, Beans, Onions and Tomatoes and gave a free 3 day training workshop in which they visited each village and demonstrated the proper use and maintenance of the pumps. Each village Chief keeps the pump at his house and villagers borrow it in turn. The Chief is ultimately responsible for keeping it in good working condition.

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