Mali Healthy Communities

Reporting Organization:WaterAid Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 6,700,000
Timeframe: April 1, 2016 - March 1, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Michael Ngongi
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WaterAid Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 6,700,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (100 %)

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Contribute to improving the living conditions of approximately 60,000 vulnerable people through setting up inclusive, fair and sustainable services in drinking water, hygiene and sanitation. Mali: Healthy Communities aimed to achieve this by focusing on three components: Component A: Access to drinking water and sanitation services; Component B: Behaviour change through social art; and, Component C: Access to capital and economic activities of women and youth.

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Target Population

Gender and age:
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 82,074
Total Indirect Population: 198,769
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Systems for monitoring and maintaining water quality provided
175 Wash houses installed at household level
21 Hygiene clubs in schools trained on WASH related issues
217 New sanitation infrastructures built
24 Hygiene kits delivered to schools and health centres
35 New water infrastructures built
39 User committees trained in the management of water works
4 Educational tools on WASH provided
4 Thematic shows about water and sanitation
4 Waste incinerators installed
45 Municipal officials trained in WASH activities
63 Teachers trained around WASH related issues
8 Rehabilitated water infrastructures
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The ultimate goal of the Mali: Health Communities (JI NI BESEYA) project was to improve the living conditions of 60,877 vulnerable people in the regions of Bla and Kati through access to inclusive, equitable and sustainable WASH services. To achieve this, the project has set itself three intermediate results: i) Infrastructure, products and services in WASH are used and managed in a sustainable manner; (ii) Targeted communities adopt appropriate WASH practices; and iii) The incomes of women and youth associated with WASH are improved.

Achieved Results

At the close of the project, 82,074 people were directly affected and 198,769 people were indirectly affected, results that far exceed the initial targets of the project.
To sustain the activities, the project developed skills and capabilities of locals in the area in infrastructure planning and management as well as in the area of behaviour change through local troops and artists. In addition, the project has contributed to the emergence of local cooperatives, women’s and youth entrepreneurship and the active participation of these target groups in local development actions in the target municipalities.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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