CLEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT IN THE POOREST AREAS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
By Mr.JIREH BOOKWA BOLOY
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a clever solution for better access to clean water # UNICEF.
As one dweller from DRC stated in the first video above : « Nous avons des problèmes de santé, nous attrapons des infections parce que nous buvons de l’eau qui n’est pas propre … cela doit changer », dit Marie Matondo, 31 ans, mère de six enfants en République démocratique du Congo.
English Version: “We have health problems, we catch infections because we drink water that is not clean … it must change,” says Marie Matondo, 31 years old, mother of six in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Executive Summary
” Just because some of us in DRC live in a disadvantaged community (no quality education, no electricity, no clean water and no food security) doesn’t mean they are and will stay disadvantaged » as Success is a state of mind; so Change is a state of self in community ”. #Possible2bringCHANGE.
EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L ;
Clean Water Supply and Sanitation Company and Developing social life of youths by training and empowering in rural areas.
Based on Social Entrepreneurship , solving the problem of clean water and sanitation in poor areas of the country by providing clean and drinking water through water wells drilled (by drilling water wells with a reliable and efficient technique, fixing pipes and faucets, water tanks) in rural areas and distributed by faucets to population, hence it aims at improving social life of youths and their development in today’s society and to transform the average Congolese into agents of change throughout and embed into them passion for the country and true citizenship of development and entrepreneurial spirit.
It targets a great amount of population in the hopeful and comfortable conditions so that it ensures safe health and life, thus to create more employment and to participate to the community and sustainable development of Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in rural areas of the country, mainly in areas suffering from lack of clean and drinking water .
However establishing a solid work and Platform in water drilling and industrialization as upstream and purification (or refinery) and commercialization of water as downstream, proceeding to package and seal all goods from inside towards outside such as : recipients, plastic bags and bottles so as any people of area and potentials customers can/will use the products reliably, safety and suitably.
Getting and linking with Private-Public Partnerships throughout in the country, so as to reach a beneficial social and economic development for the emerging and breakthrough the country.
- Business Plan Details and General Company
EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L is a private society with a limited liability, working as a water drilling, industrial, water purification and developer company in the poorest areas of Democratic Republic of Congo, targets to advance community and sustainable development projects in rural areas and to reinforce youth community capacities to develop and achieve meaningful results.
Headquarters: is located Kinshasa/DRC on Kimvula street no 14, in Mont-Ngafula township.
Envisioning to expand its products to villagers (dwellers) throughout the country, by providing and selling its potable water to a reasonable and profitable cost in safe and suitable recipients or packages, as bottles and plastic bags.
Purchase Price and Selling Price depend on Areas , cause we are following and participating to the community and sustainable development of the country, it is a social service and entrepreneurship which foster more opportunities for the youths to get developed create more employment in poor areas : in Selling and watching over each product.
- PROJECT LOCATION
The project beneficiary villages are located in the district of Tchad, province of Kinshasa, Kimpese, province of Bas-Congo, louambe, province of Bandundu, among the poorest or villages of the country.
Further we can summarize that, the startup goes and is located in several areas :
The project includes around 154 villages.
The population of the province is even over 896,309 inhabitants distributed in 215 villages.
Mostly, they are located in Southern, Western and Eastern DRC; between 20 to 45 km from the city of Kimpese, Beni, Kasangulu, Madimba in Bas Congo, Bandundu, Tchad in Kinshasa / western DR Congo. The villages are far from each other and have a very sparsely populated.
From-water-for-all card-Kinshasa-(district-1) : Google Map
- PROJECT OBJECTIVES
The project is about to end (poverty in all its forms) lack of clean water, sanitation and social development of youths in rural and poor areas of the country (DRC), hence by targeting the most vulnerable populations based on criteria for selection of communities that have been established ever since after all the posted reports about the country (on crisis, war and poverty) :
– Date of installation of the community where the displaced population relocated for less than 10 years in some rural areas such as in Kisangani, Goma, Butembo,Beni, etc…. (Eastern DRC).
– The status of families: large families with small children, widows, disabled.
– The isolation level: markets located more than an hour of walking, roads flooded in the rainy season.
– The type of property: Building lightweight materials such as bamboo, coconut leaves, plant fibers, etc…
– Agricultural activities: rice field area of (more or) less than one hectare.
– No bicycles or mopeds.
As a matter of fact EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L: We are creating an environment that is safe with clean and drinking water FREE ACCESS not only for this current generation but also for the next generations to come.
- SOCIAL SURVEYS
They are conducted by qualified personnel of EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L and partners (Technical sponsors) in collaboration with village leaders and joint committees.
The objective is to establish a solid platform of water drilling and industrialization and purification of potable water, it is about the adduction project of potable water in the poorest areas in DRC, and the objective is also to determine the target villages of the project:
– Identify houses.
– Record the presence or absence of latrines.
– Assess current resource raw water and drinking water to families.
– Assess priority dwellings (remoteness and distances for supplies)
– Determine the water storage means.
– Identify flood-prone areas, impassable in the rainy season.
– Take into consideration the distance from places of attendance communities (small markets, pagoda, health center, schools, and town hall)
– Assessing transport: bike, moped, motorcycle, buffalo cart.
– Identify isolated and disabled people.
– Locate the places chosen for the installation works (subject to engineering EAU POUR TOUS S.P.R.L technical agreement).
In all the villages of this district the availability of water resources is limited in terms of quantity – outside the rainy season – and in terms of quality.
The amount of drinking water points is notoriously insufficient. The coverage rate of the current needs in rural areas is around 12%.
For their daily consumption, villagers use water from traditional wells, water holes, ponds and rivers: these waters are unfit for human consumption. The majority of these water points are not protected from surface pollution and are regularly contaminated runoff. During the dry season, most of these water points dry up, and the villagers are forced to source elsewhere, often far from their homes, sometimes for several kilometers. The lack of clean water is then feels for drinking, personal hygiene, laundry, domestic needs (dishes, cleaning, etc. …) and for watering animals.
- GEOLOGICAL SITUATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE REGION
Bas-congo and Southern Kinshasa area are predominantly composed of a vast sedimentary plain low, partly flooded in the middle by the waters of the dead river. This plain is bounded by a series of mountain ranges to the north and east. Kimpese District is located in the lower part of the plain. It is characterized by tropical vegetation resting on a thin base and a base, sometimes flush, made of hard sandstone or granite rocks. The climatic regime of Kinshasa and areas of the country, combined with the geological context of the area, led to a shift from flood situation in the rainy season, a drought situation in the dry season. This is a paradoxical situation is explained. Indeed, during the monsoon, generally shallow soils quickly saturated by rainwater, the base can easily absorb. When the monsoon rains cease, the surface layers dry out quickly by seepage and evaporation: the little water they have stored is soon exhausted.
The temperature in the rainy season often reaches 40 degrees …Consequently the number of permanent water is very limited in the district of Kimpese as well as in other areas. The processes of traditional and digs wells excavated manually face the clay layers and can rarely enjoy the water stored in the upper layers. Therefore most water sources are dried up a few weeks after the end of the rainy season is the time when demand for water is the most critical. Other small works executed by local craftsmen, manual auger boreholes with small diameter tubing, to small depths, are often clogged after a few months of service, with no possibility of reinstatement. These water points by pumping with a low flow rate, are not permanent, and produce non-potable water. The lack of maintenance leads people to abandon them.
- MADE SOLUTION
To improve the water and health situation in the region, the project is to establish safe water points in the neediest villages. Construction of these works is accompanied by training villagers to their maintenance and a hygiene education, to ensure the sustainability of the action pursued. To this end, the involvement of the population and local authorities in the implementation of the project is crucial.
- BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROJECT
The direct beneficiaries of this project are the neediest villagers supplied with drinking water by the works implemented and also potential customers those who live far but wishing to get potable water of our industry, we are focused on distribution of potable water in several areas by packaging recipients, plastic bags and bottles. In those areas; many children are particularly affected, representing the most vulnerable to waterborne diseases.
- AWARENESS AND HYGIENE IN WATER USE
A trainer under the supervision of project coordinator educates villagers, especially women, hygiene and proper use of drinking water. This action is conducted on the entire inventory of books through information and interactive discussions. The trainer leads this action on the ground for the duration of the project. The aim is to highlight the link between clean water, hygiene and health. Beyond this awareness is an incentive to preserve their natural environment.(Minimize cuts wood replant trees, collecting and destroying waste, clean the areas around houses, building latrines, park animals, etc. …).
#CallOnCOP – Jireh Bookwa, Democratic Republic of Congo
“Climate Change is affecting seriously Clean water we consume, hence we must tackle this pressing issue that our community is facing”.
EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L : We (as Change-Maker) save lives of thousand people in rural areas through Clean and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation and also we empower and train youths in social entrepreneurship & innovation; and fostering a Healthier DRC in community development by promoting environmental sustainability in various settings across the country.
Mr. JIREH BOOKWA BOLOY THE FOUNDER & CEO [EXECUTIVE MANAGER] OF EAU POUR TOUS S.A.R.L IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/KINSHASA.
YOUR SUPPORT WILL BE WELCOME AND A BLESSING FOR ONE DWELLER TO DRINK SAFE