Water for Health
Project Launch: 11-27-19
For a long time, the Tainso village's only source of water had been the stream. Women and school-aged children in the community have to trek long distances, approximately 9 kilometers, to access potable water. This exposes them to a myriad of dangers such as sexual assault and snake and scorpion bites. This limits the numbe of hours women can spend working on the farm and generating income for their families. It also impacts the amount of time children can study, thus impacting academic performance. Because of these issues, the community, especially the women, agreed that installing and maintaining a bore hole to access potable water was their top priority.