Water and Sanitation
The Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative (LVWATSAN), launched in collaboration with the governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, is a concrete step taken by UN-HABITAT to meet the water and Sanitation MDGs in the Lake Victoria region.
During the two last decades, the three countries have been facing the challenge of HIV/AIDS pandemic the project addressed a marginalized group; households with OVC and orphan-headed households, who require a special intervention, as a target group. UN-HABITAT LVWATSAN is planning to accelerate access to improved safe water and sanitation facilities for households with OVC through the WATSAP project which is implemented by Community Aid International.
Community Aid International (CAI)has demonstrated that sustainable on-site sanitation and rain water harvesting schemes are viable alternatives for poor households including households with orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) that are not connected to local authority water and sanitation system through constructing eight 15,000 litre ferro cement tanks and fourteen sanitation facilities for various households within Bondo Town Council. The overall objective of the project is to improve access to safe water and reduced water-related human poverty among households with OVC and orphan headed households.
The project was implemented by Community Aid International as the lead implementing agency in partnership with UNHABITAT. UNHABITAT worked together with the Multi Stakeholders Forum whose role was to monitor the projects on behalf of UNHABITAT and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) whose role is ensuring that the stakeholders are implementing the activities to the correct standard and quality. The project was also implemented by members of the selected groups, whose role was to help in identifying the direct beneficiary and making contribution whenever they were called upon.