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The Mentawai Islands is home to some of the most perfect waves in the world. But the extreme isolation with lack of clean and safe water, poor sanitation and inappropriate hygiene practices has led the communities into deeper illness, especially in women and children under five. 

When we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, this leads to improved people’s health and wellbeing.

This project has provided new and improved water facilities for Sagitci Barat hamlet, Nemnemleleu village:

  • 26 families access to clean water 
  • Construction one water storage ferro-cement tank
  • Three unit tap stands
  • 1.2km of distribution pipes
  • Technical training for water committee

Together with SurfAid, and assisted by a Water Engineer and Health Promotion Officer, a community meeting was held to start the activity. During the meeting, planning on the construction of the water facilities was discussed and a water committee for Sagitci Barat was established. Follow up meetings continued, including technical training for water committee members and commitment from community members to works in groups on mutual assistance (Gotong Royong) and to contribute local materials.

SurfAid helps them to build their capacity through water technical training provided by a Water Engineer. This is to maintain water and sanitation systems so that become empowered to manage these systems with local stakeholders.      

The Clean Water Project is aimed at contributing to the improved health condition of the community in South Sipora through improved knowledge, attitude and practices related to water and sanitation.

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