Country : Democratic Republic of Congo
Kizulu Village, catholic & protestant missions
Population : 20 000 inhabitants
Number of children under 15 : 15000
Expected installation date : 2019
The population has for a long time consumed river water which sometimes happens to be a bathing place for children or cleaning clothes for women.
The water sources are on the bottom of the hills, women or children have long distances to go to fetch water they hope clean. The only source supplies more than 200 households, has become a cause of quarrels and conflicts between families.
Diseases such as amoebiasis, verminosis, dysentery and even typhoid fever prevent children from studying properly and adults from being able to work efficiently in the fields.
It is in this context that the Lucienne Sallé Foundation (Congolese DZ association has been created by Lucienne Salle and M Nkoko Rolly in 2011) intervening in the DRC for many years and the Safe Water Cube endowment fund team up to raise funds to enable children and their families to have access to safe drinking water.
The project consists of installing 5 Safe Water Cube fountains in the village of Kizulu I within the Catholic and Protestant mission to enable 5,000 inhabitants to have access to safe drinking water and prevent the proliferation of diseases due to poor sanitation and poor water quality.
This project focuses on the following three points: WATER, HEALTH and SOCIAL LINK