Harvesting of rainwater from rooftops and rendering it potable for domestic consumption
Harvesting of rainwater from rooftops and rendering it potable for domestic consumption
This project will build on the outcomes of the domestic energy project using the networks and relationships build with communities and stakeholders in the area. Meri Rural Council has carried out some activities addressing risk factors and vulnerability. These activities will complement this project as Meri Rural Council is a key partner. Our knowledge of the cultures of the communities, our skills in the lingua franca of the area (Fulfulde) will help the success of this project.

This project involves the construction of water tanks to capture rain water from rooftops, channel it through pipes in to tanks render it portable by treating with chemical to render it pure and healthy for domestic use especially when the dry season is at its peak. This will help reduce hardship and illness caused by water borne diseases and also the consumption of water that contains fluoride.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 58,485.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,982.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,346.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
80% members of these six communities has participated effectively from the beginning to the end of the project and there is also that aspect of ownership that has to future from the onset for its sustainability both women. These communities have shown total commitment and ownership of this project, they take part in all daily activities and provide help in certain areas. In places where it’s difficult for a vehicle to drop materials, they come and collect materials for their project site, and these could be irons planks, cement etc depending on the weather, as in some communities all need to be carried by foot or bike or using a wheelbarrow for it’s a cow track or foot path that leads to the place.
Gender Focus
About 600 women will be direct beneficiaries of the project and about 5000 and more indirect beneficiaries in Meri rural council This project is focus on all women within this community but without excluding the men ,community leaders religious leaders and the youths
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Quartier Fouda
YAOUNDE , Centre , PO Box 1086

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Mpeck Nyemeck Marie-Laure
Mr. Fogué Aimé Kamga
(237) 22 20 08 00/22 20 08 01


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