Improving Accessibility of safe and clean water in Maroroni ward in Meru district, Arusha

Sambo, Neema (2014) Improving Accessibility of safe and clean water in Maroroni ward in Meru district, Arusha. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The community need assessment was conducted to determine the most pressing stress, challenges and opportunities that prevail at Maroroni ward. It was depicted that inaccessibility of safe and clean water among various communities of Maroroni ward is the major pressing need which require immediate attention. When the problem was analysed using participatory tools such as questionnaires, survey and focus group discussion, it was found that the problem of inaccessibility of water (44.7%) culminate into various social economic constraints which is one of the factors decelerate economic development of some of the communities which reside in Maroroni ward with the most affected group being women and children who are in both primary and secondary school. Through participatory planning facilitated by the CED student, the project initiated in coordinated effort of the target community, NGOs, government officials and the Meru district council which resulted in construction of 5 wells in the three villages, whereby 2 at Vareska, 2 at Majengo and one at Migandini were accomplished. Nevertheless, community awareness on the use of clean and safe water has been conducted through seminar training. It is expected that this project will result into improved livelihood of Maroroni ward through reduction of diseases which were considered to emanate from poor sanitation and ample time to engage in other income generation. From this coordinated effort of various stakeholders who participated in this project, it is suffice to say that when developing countries like Tanzania who always face budget constraints, if little fund is set aside for certain development project; communities and other development agencies like NGOs can be involved to supplement the little budget set to accomplish those projects to improve the livelihoods of their communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:22
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:22

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