My grandson is now happy that he doesn’t have stomach aches anymore, because he can drink potable water that comes directly from the water kiosk.
Improving water management
We’re working with JIRAMA to help reduce water loss caused by theft, leakage and inefficient billing and payment collections. We’re also helping JIRAMA regulate water pressure and control the flow. This will allow the systems to be better managed and increase the amount of water for customers, particularly those in low-income communities.
Helping establish a low-income customer unit within JIRAMA
We’ve helped many residents in Antananarivo gain access to clean, secure and legal water by supporting the establishment of a low-income customer unit. We’ve also supported this team within JIRAMA and helped establish systems for payment collection. This has enabled JIRAMA to increase both its income and customer base.
Supporting community-managed water kiosks
Community-managed water kiosks in low-income communities allow residents to buy convenient, safe and affordable water, and some communities have used their profits to build more kiosks. We support all of this through building the capacity of relevant partners, mobilising the community, helping establish a water user association, working with JIRAMA, and supporting a management contract with the relevant commune.
Improving lives with community laundry blocks
Community laundry blocks are playing a significant role in increasing women’s independence. Residents can collect water and wash their family’s clothes, and many women also use the laundry to earn extra money by offering a washing service to others. This increases their income and can make a big difference to the quality of life for the women and their families.
WSUP support to enhance knowledge on the legal framework has strengthened our commitment and conviction to properly ensure our regulatory role for better WASH services in the Commune.