CAMEROON – Koutaba Village

CAMEROON
Koutaba Village

Country : Cameroon

Koutaba Village

Population : 12 065 inhabitants

Number of children under 15 : 2887

Expected installation date : 2019

Context

Koutaba commune faces a big lack of drinking water. Indeed, the urban area of Koutaba is not covered by the public water network. As a result, populations feed from a few hydraulic structures, some of which are abandoned or non-functional and for which no monitoring and control is ensured.
People, especially children, travel long distances in search of drinking water and expose themselves to waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, etc.
The population suffers financially from medical expenses in particular and is a brake on the economic development of Koutaba.
It is in this context that the Association for the Development of Human Resources, a Cameroonian organization and the Safe Water Cube endowment fund team up to raise funds to allow children and their families to have access to clean water.

Project presentation of Koutaba village

The project involves the installation of 6 Safe Water Cube fountains in schools and the socio-cultural center of Koutaba city to allow 2887 children to have access to drinking water and thus prevent the proliferation of diseases due to poor quality of water.

This project focuses on the following three points: WATER, HEALTH and SOCIAL

  • Supply and installation of 6 Safe Water Cube fountains.
  • Provide training to the population on the importance of drinking water.
  • Create a social link between 2 Cameroonian schools and 1 French school.

Targets of the project:

  1. Contribute to the lasting improvement of children’s living conditions and enable them to go to school in good health.
  2. Train children and the population in health and hygiene needs
  3. Increase the number of inhabitants and students with access to drinking water by more than 6,000

The expected results :

  • Creation of 12 permanent jobs
  • Transmission of data by SMS every month
  • Transmission of the monitoring sheet to evaluate the impact of the Safe Water Cube fountain on health.

Cost of the overall project : 34 500 €

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