Water related needs of most vulnerable households in the villages can only be understood if a specific effort is made to identify and engage them. Only then can we respond to these needs and the challenges which they expose, AWARD and municipal and government departments who have the responsibility to respond to vulnerable people through policies and programmes should work together in defining and refining how policies can be implemented to focus on vulnerable individuals and households as a central approach to development.
Featured Project: Vulnerability Assessment
Featured Project: WHELL
Research has confirmed that poor people draw water from many sources for domestic and productive uses. The role of water in vulnerable people's livelihoods, what their needs may be and how these are and could be responded to, was the focus of this project.
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|Actions short term and medium term|
|Strategies for programming|
|The different areas of intervention considered are at different levels, direct and indirect intervention. Short-term and long-term intervention strategies as well as crisis interventions, for an immediate response, were also considered in the following strategies, as summarised.|
|A framework for research and analysis|
|Intro text for 'A framework for research and analysis'|
|Focus on vulnerability|
|Through the latter half of 2005 the SWELL programme undertook water and livelihoods assessments in 4 villages of Ward 16 that had not had participatory assessments before: Seville B, Dixie, Lephong and Hluvakani.|
|Poverty and water|
|The current reality is that poor people draw water from many sources, which they use for many purposes as they seek to sustain their livelihoods. Providing water for productive uses can enhance people’s livelihood options by making significant additions to household food security and nutrition, and generate income. Research has confirmed that productive uses include brick making, watering of cattle and goats, small home-based industries such as hair salons, beer brewing and ice making, and backyard or community gardens, and that where villagers had more water, the economic activities of many poor households in the village doubled (Pérez de Mendiguren and Mabelane, 2001).|
Latest & Featured Documents
|Ward Synthesis Report : "Planning for Water in the IDP context ward Sysnthesis (Ward 16 Bushbuckridge Municipality)" [File Size: 839.73 KB]|