The access rates in Zombo vary from 57 % in Alangi Sub-County to 95 % in Jangokoro Sub-County. Zombo has 1,388 domestic water points which serve a total of 237,530 people – 199,060 in rural areas. 319 water points have been non-functional for over 5 years and are considered abandoned. Zombo has 8 piped schemes.
ZORUDENA aims at campaigning and mobilizing resources for provision of clean water to the people of Zombo districts. Read More
The residents resorted to using the water from the wells for drinking, cooking and for other domestic purposes after failures of all the clean water sources in their villages. Yet the water sources available are not clean for domestic uses. This has prone the community to the pathogenic microorganisms, their toxic exudates, and other contaminants together, which cause serious conditions such as cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, amebiasis, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, giardiasis, campylobacteriosis, scabies, and worm infections, to name a few.
Women and children spent a lot of time to look for clean water and finally they end up fetching water logging in swamps.
ZORUDENA has launched awareness to cover 75 villages and build mobile resource to build 75 spring wells in Zombo district in order to abundant the usage of water logging for domestic consumption. Here below are women and children fetching water.
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