|Number of beneficiaries
|1. Construction of protected spring well in Kake village
|2. Construction of double VIP latrines in Sparly Dehri village
|3. Installation of rainwater harvesting tanks to four public primary schools
Main findings of the follow-up observations
- One latrine was directly hit by floodings in Pakistan in 2022, and a hand washing point at a primary school in Kenya was damaged. However, all other facilities installed or repaired with the support of the JWF Fund 2020 are in good working condition two years after completion of the projects.
- Community residents are playing a central role in operating and maintaining the facilities.
- Water-borne diseases decreased after completion of the projects.
- There have been positive changes to the hygiene behaviors of not only the projects’ direct beneficiaries, but of the communities as a whole, and even among the residents of neighboring village.
Outline of the follow-up observations
The JWF’s main priority in funding project is responding to onsite issues and needs in an efficient and effective way.
Since 2015, we have been carrying out follow-up observations after the completion of projects in order to understand changing issues and needs.
In FY 2022, we received favorable responses to JWF’s request for follow-up observations from three of the seven, grass-roots organizations, in Cameroon, Pakistan, and Kenya, all of which were JWF Fund 2020 recipients. Thanks to their cooperation, we were able to conduct our follow-up observations successfully.
(Reported by Takejiro Suzuki, Project Manager)