JeCCDO Constructed and Handed over 28 Water and Sanitation Facilities

With the aim of enhancing community’s access to water and sanitation services, JeCCDO constructed and restored 17 water points and 11 public toilets in 2015. The facilities were constructed in Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Dire Dawa and Hawassa Towns, and their vicinities.

The construction of the facilities was funded by Comic Relief, Stop AIDS Now! (SAN!), Kindernothilfe (KNH), Terre Des Hommes Netherlands (TDHN), WaterAid Ethiopia and CSSP.

All the constructed facilities have been handed over to the local community structures in the presence of respective local government representatives. The facilities were made disability friendly, and a total of 12,265 people, of which 6,924 are women, got access to water and sanitation services.

Apart from creating access to WASH services, the construction of the facilities has created an employment opportunity for 13 disadvantaged people mainly women and elderly. Since the WASH facilities are also to be administered by local community structures, it would ensure community ownership and thereby sustainability of the service, it was learnt.