|Reporting Organization:||WaterAid Canada|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 6,700,000|
|Timeframe:||April 1, 2016 - March 1, 2020|
|Mali - $ 6,700,000.00 (100.00%)|
|WASH (100 %)|
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.
|Gender and age:|
|Total Direct Population:||82,074|
|Total Indirect Population:||198,769|
|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|
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.
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.