Connecting to the water network
Diffa is a small village in Cameroon with around 800 inhabitants. The village is 3 km away from social facilities, clean drinking water and medical care. In Diffa, collecting water on a daily basis is still a time-consuming activity. Water sources near the village are unusable, as they contain many bacteria and mosquitoes. There is high risk of diarrhoea and cholera. The nearest (clean) water sources are about a one and half hour walk away from the village. This is the reason why cocoa farmers in particular have the desire to join the KASEMA water network in order to provide clean drinking water for their village and families.
Water on the way to school
Kake II is the first village where the water system was built. Since 2015, a 9-kilometer pipeline connects this village with a crater lake, which supplies the entire village with clean drinking water. The water is purified with a filter tank and through a storage tank and various stand taps, the water is made available to all residents. Since Kake II has access to clean drinking water, children from the village can bring enough water on their way to school and the time-consuming trips for water have come to an end.
With the KASEMA water company, the water system is managed in a sustainable way. The water company has (through training) acquired sufficient knowledge to manage the water network and extend it to the other communities in the KASEMA project. Our next goal is that cocoa farmers and their families also have access to clean drinking water. Together with the community, we will be working hard to get this done!
Made possible by
Stichting Leo Bijl