Facilities Improvements W.A.T.E.R!

 

Wells And Toilets Everyone’s Right!

 

W.A.T.E.R! – Wells
$

 

W.A.T.E.R! – Toilets
$

 

Less than 1 in 10 (7 to 8 in 100) Jangano residents have access to a toilet.  A similar ratio is true for having access to clean water.  Because of this dire situation we started the W.A.T.E.R! Program – Wells And Toilets Everyone’s Right! and continue to raise money to build wells, and then toilets.

Inside a Blair Toilet

 

The Jangano project team has experience in both.  Two toilets have been built for important community elders, one who had a collapsed toilet due to age, and the other who had never had one during his 56 years of life.  Much was learned about the toilet building process for this area.  A water tank and well house for the Dewedzo High School has been built.  We are in the process of providing water lines and installing a donated pump to supply water to the school.  This well project has been ongoing since 2006 and requires continued funding to complete.

A Washing Station in Dewedzo home

Wells and Toilets cost $250 to build although any amount is helpful.  When donating $250 your name is painted on the well top.  The well top covers the water so that rain can’t wash ground debris and bacteria into the well.  The painting allows the family to see who cared enough to help their family have fresh and clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing.

Dewedzo Homestead

Besides these personal uses of water that prevent disease, the family’s food garden is boosted to new levels of production due to easier access to abundant water.  This impacts health and prosperity for all involved, which often includes extended family members of grandparents, widows and widower siblings and their children, as well as orphans coming to live due to the loss of their parents.  These wells will last for generations.

Dewedzo Growing Conditions are Challenging