Build a sustainable water system
We are installing a water system with stainless steel taps that will be able to endure the harsh coastal conditions in Solomon Islands.
Torah Community are partners in this project. They have built a shed to store delivered water infrastructure, such as pipes, taps, cement and other materials. They will be collecting raw materials, such as sand, gravel, coral for the water system as well as providing all the labour.
Deliver ongoing maintenance and repair training
Systems, no matter how well they are built, need ongoing maintenance. The community have identified a team to be trained to conduct maintenance and repairs to the water system.
Each tap stand will have a female caretaker, who will be responsible for the maintenance and repairs of that tap.
Build a tool hire shed
The community has fund raised and built this house to store the water infrastructure, pipes, taps, cement etc.
A tool shed will be built next door to store tools, spare parts, and safety equipment for the maintenance of the water infrastructure. The community will purchase the tools using micro-finance, and the tools will also be available to community members to hire for there own projects.
WaSH committee guidance
- Long term maintenance requires an effective WaSH committee and Water Maintenance Fund. The committee is responsible for ensuring infrastructure is maintained, that resources are distributed equitably, and that every household contributes to the costs of the system.
- It ensures that the project is inclusive of women, men, youth, the elderly, and the disabled.
- The WaSH committee have asked the community to dedicate Fridays to WaSH development and have been sending us their monthly WaSH committee reports.