~ Gideon Njini, Project Director
Ntungfe is a village in the hills of northwest Cameroon with a population of 5,218 people, over half of whom are children. Most families are subsistence farmers and care for goats, sheep, pigs and fowl, often sharing the same water source as their livestock. Few community members filter or boil water before drinking. As a result, many families suffer from water-borne illnesses that are largely preventable.
With support from Vibrant Village, Enterprise Development and Government Facility (EDGF) is helping to build an improved water catchment and distribution system for 200 households in this community. The Ntungfe water source has been identified by the communities’ leadership council, and is located on a hill above the village. The gravitational pull and flow of water will be constant throughout the year.
To protect the Ntungfe water source, community members will install fencing to keep livestock from free-ranging within the catchment area and by planting water friendly trees to promote the long-term health of the watershed.
- Construction of a water distribution system to provide access to clean water for 200 households
- Plant tree saplings to protect the watershed
- Train 40 traditional council members to train households on WASH topics
- Train 2 community volunteers to carry out periodic maintenance of the water system