|1. Rehabilitation of wells in Kanjuki village
|2. Installation of water kiosk in Kaptolla village
|3. Training and installation of rainwater harvesting containers for girls
|4. Rehabilitation of existing groundwater recharge system in Thallykothanoor village
Main findings of the follow-up observations
- All of the facilities installed or repaired with the support of JWF Fund 2021 remain in good working condition after completion of the projects.
- Local residents are playing a central role in operating and maintaining the facilities.
- Water-borne diseases have decreased since completion of the projects.
- There have been positive changes in hygiene behavior of not only the projects’ direct beneficiaries, but of the entire communities, and even among residents of neighboring villages.
Outline of the follow-up observations
The JWF’s main priority in funding projects is responding to onsite issues and needs in an efficient and effective way.
Since 2015, we have been carrying out follow-up observations after completion of projects in order to understand changing issues and needs.
In FY 2023, the JWF received favorable responses to its requests for follow-up observations from four of the five grass-roots organizations, in Uganda, Kenya, and India, all of which were JWF Fund 2021recipients. Thanks to their cooperation, we were able to conduct our follow-up observations successfully.
(Reported by Takejiro Suzuki, Project Manager)