Drinking water for 16 villages

The project aims to provide clean drinking water to 16 remote villages of the Amoron’ny Mania region in Madagascar, thanks to the implementation of a water chlorination method called Watalys. The project will reach 8,000 families (over 40,000 indirect beneficiaries). Its objective is to reduce by at least 50% the prevalence of water-related diseases and to ensure that health centres in the region have a safe and constant supply of clean water. Maintenance costs (renewal of small equipment) will be covered by a modest financial contribution paid by the users and also by the Ministry of Health.

J'aime Madagascar (formerly TIM-SFV) is a Swiss association founded in 2002 in Geneva. It aims to promote access to safe drinking water in rural areas through the provision of an apparatus for water chlorination: Watalys. 

Type

Health / Education

Duration

March 2016 – February 2018

Location

Amoron’ny Mania / Madagascar

With whom

J’aime Madagascar (formerly TIM-SFV)

Website

www.jaimemadagascar.ch

See also

Madagascar

Population
25.6 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 400/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
71% (2012)

Literacy rate
72% (2016)

Human Development Index
161st out of 189 countries (2018)

The political instability affecting Madagascar since 2009 has undermined government institutional capacity, economic growth and development efforts. Its education, health, nutrition and water access outcomes are among the poorest in the world. The poverty rate has sharply increased since 2009, with 90% of the population living below the international poverty line. Almost half of all children under five are chronically malnourished. In addition, the country is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, droughts and floods. It is also faced with the challenge of preserving its unique environment and biodiversity of global significance.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.