Name of programme: Self Supply of protected family wells through Community Health Clubs
Donor: Drink & Donate
Partners: SKAT Foundation
Dates: June 2018 – July 2019
Area: Makoni District, wards 5,6,7,19,20.
Budget: US$ 41,800
Number of CHCs: 25
Number of nutrition gardens & protected wells: 80
Number of CHC members: 1,500
Number of Beneficiaries: 9,375
Cost per beneficiary: US$4.45
Objective of Programme: to demonstrate the effectiveness of the CHC Approach to promote self suppply of productive family wells.
Achievements to Date: The objective has been achieved with all 80 CHCs being actively engaged in self improvments to their WASH facilities as well as starting nutrition gardens as a result of having a function borehole within their grounds. In total 7 Environmental Health technicians were trained to supervise the comunity properly, suppporting 19 builders (9 over the target). The fact that the project was led by one part time project officer demonstrated how self sufficient the CHC were, which enabled members to manage their own affairs. All 80 water points were rehabilitated giving safe water to 439 households with 2,698 people benefitting. The proof of this approach is that an additional 10 boreholes were rehabilitated by the trained builders without any support (another 250 households). In this the 2nd phase of the project the 25 original CHCs were trained as Food Agriculture and Nutrition Clubs and all started nutrition gardens, benfitting 9,375 people providing them with a balanced diet during a period of severe hardship and food shortage in the country.