In char areas one of worst affected sector is WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene). In three char villages Jhai Foundation is building community owned sustainable water points in the char areas. 100% of the char dwellers in those particular char village do not have access to sanitary latrine and more than 50% go for open deification. Over 90% households do not have access to all pure drinking water facilities during monsoon. In other seasons nearly 50% households use untreated river water for drinking and other household purpose.
Jhai Foundation has developed a unique water point model for the char dwellers. The water points are community owned, flood resilient and sustainable in nature. Jhai Foundation is building 6 such water points targeting around 120 households. Jhai Foundation bears the cost of materials i.e. hand pump, PVC pipe, iron pipe etc and plumber cost. While the community provides shramdhaan for plinth raising. The plinth of the water point is raised 60 cm above the last known highest flood in the particular areas. The ‘last known highest flood’ is determined by the community using participatory research tool. The community forms a ‘user group’ for each water points and grows three vegetables varieties on the three corners of the plinth. Money collected by selling the vegetable is used for repairing and renovating the water points.
Jhai Foundation bears hardly Rs. 5000/- for each water points!
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