The rivers within our host community dry after a short time when the rains disappear, animals die of hunger and thirst. The inhabitants of the host community walk long distance to fetch water. We know that human activities have harshly contributed to this negative development and land degradation. We have carried out campaigns and embarked on tree planting and existing forest conservation as corrective measures. Through these, we hope to improve water catchment areas and revive our lost glory on climate.
We have established tree nurseries to distribute seedlings for planting.
We encourage and work on modern pit latrines where wastes are decomposed for manure to improve crop production. this eradicates the habit of poor disposal of waste that has contributed to spread of conterminable diseases like Cholera especially around the beaches where latrines are either not available.
We lead the society in establishing waste pits and dustbins, which are uncommon for proper disposal units through provision of dumping facilities e.g for garbage.
Water and Sanitation
We stand in the forefront on campaigns that encourage clean water provision This is done through establishing water storage facilities which include plastic water tanks, bricks, built under ground water tanks and ceramic treatments.
As we all know, water is an important part of life in everydays activity but is scarce in most villages. We encourage the locals by sensitizing them on roof catchment methods to save the rain water.
Most people consume untreated water unaware that water contributes to a higher percentage of diseases. this happens mostly amongst those who stay around the natural water bodies like lakes and rivers.
Some times tank storage are not healthy when they are not treated or cleaned properly. Such storage may be having water from roof catchments which flow over rusty iron sheets or dirty surfaces. They therefore must be treated before consumption.
Our responsibility / Intervention
We intervene by providing Certified water treatment ways by use of, either chemical or facilities Where possible, we join hands in establishing proper storage facilities for roof catchments. These must be in community support profound projects eg schools and dispensaries. We discourage household, washing, bathing or swimming and refuse disposal in community water bodies.
we also campaign and create awareness on personal sanitation by encouraging hands cleaning after visiting latrines. With partnership, we hope to sink boreholes that would provide treated water.
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