WASH (Water, Hygeine and Sanitation) for Muanacha
“Today, I am a very happy woman. My children , other women and children in the community, will not suffer anymore with the problem of water scarcity and poor hygiene. We [now] have a borehole here that is 100 meters from my house, where fetching water and the return home takes only 10 to 15 minutes. This borehole makes a big change in my life because I have more water available with good quality close to my house. This saves time that I can now use to work on my farm. My plot of land has increased and I’m producing a greater variety of foods to sell and buy other products such as clothing, soap, sugar, oil and more. Now I have more time to talk with neighbors, participate in other activities, and take better care of my children. If there is drought or heavy rains, we know we have safe water to drink. I also now have a [covered] latrine and place to wash [improved hand washing station] which has improved my family’s health.”
–Muanacha Ossufo Mucoroma, Mukuvula
Working in Angoche district in Nampula province and the district of Homoine in the southern province of Inhambane, the project aims to reduce disaster risk through identifying and enabling gender-sensitive and inclusive disaster risk reduction to better respond to the varying needs of men, women and children. The project has introduced Community Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (CVCA) toolkit to support future projects and the government of Mozambique in better identifying gender-sensitive interventions and influence policy, strategies and plans related to disaster risk reduction. The project will continue to work to promote opportunities with communities and policy-makers through April 2014.