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18 May 2015

The Rotary Club of Lincoln was pleased to welcome Jan Cross, an ambassador for Water Aid, to provide an update on the outcome of the funding provided from a joint initiative with Anglian Water in 2011. The event was to celebrate the centenary of the provision of safe water to the city of Lincoln. The money raised was enhanced by matching funding from Rotary Foundation.

As a result of the fundraising, two villages in the central highland area, Anpanobe and Marondry, were the focus for the provision of safe water and sanitation.

The Water Aid annual project report 2012–2013 showed 3,600 people gained acces to safe water and 2,500 to sanitation.

The project includes gravity flow systems supplying tap stands, institutional and school hand washing facilities.

The number of latrines built continues to increase with the original number povided by this project being added to by local initiatives probably as a result of being shown by example what could be achieved.

General hygiene has been improved by having a "tippy tap" near each household latrine.

It is pleasing to note that a project that commenced in Lincoln in 2011 has been adopted by the locals in this area of Madagascar to continue to develop the improvements to the benefit of the communities.






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