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Access to Safe Water for families in Chwayya, South Lebanon

Partner: Mennonite Central Committee

Budget:

78,000 USD

Duration:

March 1, 2017 – March 31,2020

Target Areas:

Chwayya – South Lebanon

Target Audience and number of beneficiaries:

50 vulnerable Syrian families and about 800 host Lebanese households in Chwayya

Overall Objective:

The project aims to increase access to improved water services to 4500 rural individuals including 50 vulnerable Syrian refugee families and about 800 host Lebanese households in one deprived area in Lebanon – Chwayya community. In addition to the rehabilitation of the water network for better access, individuals living on the lines will be trained on water conservation, water handling and hygiene through education sessions and awareness activities.

Specific Objectives:

  1. This projects hopes to achieve increased access to safe water for homes and agricultural usage in the village of Chwayya for both Lebanese and the Syrian refugees living in the village.
  2. Rehabilitation of the water network for better access.
  3. Capacity Building workshop on water conservation and water handling & hygiene.

Activities:

  1. Rehabilitation of water network.
  2. Selection of “Community Committee”.
  3. Community awareness meeting to explain project and intent for the upcoming 2 years.
  4. ToT sessions on water conservation for 10 society members.
  5. Assessment of Groundwater and Artesian Well Digging.
  6. Community meetings every 3 months.
  7. Water conservation training for 240 individuals in total through 12 sessions with 20 participants each (Year 2-3).
  8. WaSH trainings will include 260 individuals for 13 sessions with 20 participants each ( Year 2-3).

Achievements:

  • 9 Committee members (5 Women, 4 Men)
  • 38 families connected to main line (Syrian) – 108 Women / 101 Men
  • 400 families connected to main line (Lebanese) – 907 Women/ 893 Men
  • ToT sessions beneficiaries – 5 Women/5 Men

Quote:

“No water, No life. No Blue, No Green” – Chwayya Citizen 64 years old Lebanese

Areas: Chwayya, South Lebanon