In Sovu, Ngorero, there is a lack of access to drinking water and sanitation facilities, and poor hygiene practices are prevalent.
These absent facilities lead to a high incidence of WASH-related mortality. Also, women and children walk long distances to fetch water, this affects their health but also economic productivity, as it takes up a significant portion of their time. Because of the lack of water available, people don’t have enough water to use for basic hygiene. The total population is estimated to be 5.000 to 6.000 people.
In the project area, there is an unreliable piped water system in place, which serves part of the population that lives in the villages along the road that the pipeline follows. However, there is also a large part of the community that is not served by this system and relies on protected springs, unimproved springs, and surface water