Community clean Water supply, Improvement of Sanitation, Hygiene and Livelihood Projects

Since 2013 SAWA has been contracted by Winrock International to implement the community clean water supply, improvement of sanitation, hygiene and livehoods projects  in 6 villages (Mvumi, Magubike, Twatwatwa, Mbwade , Rudewa,  and Maguha villages  under the iWASH program all in  kilosa district, morogoro region

The iWASH program in Morogoro was implementing a multiple-use water services (MUS) approach. MUS is a consumer-oriented approach to water service delivery, which takes people’s multiple domestic and productive water needs as the starting point for planning, financing, and managing integrated water services. MUS also emphasizes self-supply, by which households make informed decisions about the most effective way to provide for their water needs. The potential to replicate, scale up, and institutionalize multiple-use approaches depends, in part, on the costs and benefits of incremental investments. Rehabilitation and upgrade of existing but non-functional water schemes is one very cost-effective approach to providing water services, and it has the additional benefit of informing new interventions on common causes of success or failure.

The projects goal were to support sustainable community managed water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services for health and livelihoods improvements within a preserved environment


Increased sustainable access to water supply for Domestic and Livelihoods in the targeted villages:

The projects in six villages have helped more than 32421 people to access clean and safe water services.  People who lived far from the water source (more than 1 km roundtrip) now have water collection points closer to their homes (most at a distance of at least 400m, as per water policy). The new water facilities enabled to lessen   conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and  reduced  the distance by half for majority of households, resulting into more time livelihood activities.

The broader impact of this improved service has been felt in the health sector as there was no cholera outbreak in Mvumi which used to cholera out breaks every year prior to improved services.  Also provision of water services reduced the workload for women and children and, therefore, they have more time for leisure and productive activities.

Contributed to the reduction of hygiene and sanitation related diseases in the targeted villages:

SAWA worked with Kilosa district health officer on capacity development for sanitation and hygiene through CLTS training to village health workers, sub village chairpersons, village chairpersons and their VEOs, also identified data collectors from subvillage level got the training.

Sanitation and hygiene registers were distributed for each sub village to get the status of households in their respective sub-villages.

SAWA also worked closely with iWASH to conduct sanitation campaign through “Jenga choo Ushinde” rally that was mobilized using drama from which households improved their  Sanitation and Hygiene status.

Increased capacity of local communities in targeted villages to manage their WASH services:

COWSOs were formed registered and training of COWSO in all project area, leaders were elected and water tariff set for different categories of users.

Livelihoods activities were implemented under support of Heifer International, identification and trainings of HHs on home farming and gardening were done, where by beneficiaries were trained under this program for capacity building on livelihood activities.  Vaccination exercise was done for chickens in project area. Use of local brooder (kinengunengu brooder) has increased the chicks survival rate from 20% to 80%

Summary of Community clean water supply, improvement of sanitation, hygiene and live hood projects in 6 villages in Kilosa Morogoro Region

No Project name Current Beneficiaries Implemented  year
1 Mvumi water supply – in 3sub villages (Mvumi A, Mvumi B, and Gongwe) 8431people 2011 to 2012
2 Magubike village  in 10 sub villages 5,867 people and 907 livestock 2012 to 2013
3 Rudewa village- in 3 sub villages Gongoni, Mbuyuni and Batini 9333 people 2014 to 2015
4 Twatwatwa Village 2307 people and over 105,000 2013
5 Mbwade village 2,270 people and over 32,655 livestock. 2013 to 2014
6 Maguha village 4213 people. 2015