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How can you help?

will buy a hygiene kit for one household

will buy a community sanitation kit which includes:
2 buckets
1 hand washing basin
1 kettle
2 pieces of soap

will provide building materials for the construction of household latrines

will buy a community sanitation kit which includes:
2 wheelbarrows,
8 shovels,
2 wood saws,
2 hammers,
4 pickaxes,
4 masons buckets,
4 machetes and 2 rolls of twine

will pay for the training of staff from the water sanitation and hygiene local government services, to provide better support to local communities

will rehabilitate a water point, which provides water for up to 200 households


Cameroon_Annual Appeal

Control of water-borne diseases in High Risk Communities in 
Nyong-and-Mfoumou, Dja-and-Lobo divisions

Pascal's story

"Our water well is probably over 100 years old. It is an open water source and not covered. It is also quite a strenuous walk to get to the well and take the water home. Yes, we can drink the water and it quenches our thirst but it also make us sick. The water is full of diseases that give us bacteria, stomach-aches and more!”

Christian is the chief of Oveng village in the Nkolmetet district. He too is worried about the water sources in the village. He says: “My biggest concern is that the children of our small school do not have access to water. The old well has run dry and is neglected. The children walk distance of more than 500 metres to get water from the nearby river, with a risk accidents as they travel along the road."

Emmanuel is the principal at a school in Meyomessi. Children who attend his school have to walk far, almost 2km, to find portable water. Emmanuel says: ‘Even the water they find is of questionable quality and often makes the children in my school sick. Please ADRA help us to get a water point at the school and provide proper latrines to help with sanitation!”




The forest zones of Nyong-and-Mfoumou, Dja-and-Lobo divisions are geographically isolated and are lagging behind in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) targets; 70% of the population use unprotected water sources from rivers, creeks and rainwater. This has resulted in frequent occurrences of water-borne diseases. 
Only about 39,9% of the population in the communities have access to latrines. Open defecation is wide spread and this results in contamination of water from open sources.


This project will reduce mortality due to water borne diseases in the populations of Nyong-and-Mfoumou and the Dja-and-Lobo Divisions. The project will target 1,910 households (10,500 people) direct beneficiaries and 32,000 indirect beneficiaries in 10 villages. ADRA-UK will work closely with the local government authority the Regional Services of the Ministry of Water and Energy in the centre and south as well as with Afrique Solidarité – Suisse.


ADRA-UK will improve and rehabilitate 10 water points, these points will be selected by the community. The communities and local authorities have been consulted in the planning phase, in order to include the beneficiaries into the project and to achieve a sustainable maintenance.

ADRA-UK will also train 10 community water boards, management committees will be formed for every water point r to ensure fair and easy access to water for the most vulnerable. (At least 50% members of the committee will be women due to their strong involvement in the issues of water supply, their elevated sense of discipline and responsibility).

These water points will need to be regularly checked to monitor the quality of water. Portable water analysis kits will be placed at the disposal of the ADRA technicians. The analyses will determine bacteriological and physico-chemical parameters. As well as this, ADRA-UK will reinforce the capacities of the local WASH services, providing didactic supports for the water supply, and a kit with spare parts for pumps. ADRA-UK will provide each municipality pump parts and teaching materials to strengthen their capacities.


Funding is provided by ADRA-UK.


This project started in February 2015 and will be completed by August 2015