Project profile — Benin Water and Health

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Benin Water and Health - Overview
Global Aid Network
2012-09-19 - 2016-01-29
Country / region • Benin (100.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (45.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (45.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the health and quality of life of approximately 73,000 people living in rural Benin. GAiN works with 105 rural communities to establish locally managed boreholes. The project provides responsible people in each community with training in water source management and maintenance. Along other activities, the project provides training to the communities in hygiene and sanitation and gender equality. It also establishes Family Health Teams to promote ongoing health and hygiene initiatives. The local partner is Global Aid network (GAIN) Benin.

Expected results

Expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to safe and environmentally sustainable clean water supply in 105 villages; (2) 315 men and 315 women have increased ability to successfully maintain and manage the water sources; (3) both men and women have an increased knowledge of hygiene and sanitation issues and take ownership of these issues in their community; (4) both men and women have demonstrated an increased awareness of gender equality; (5) female beneficiaries are involved in community development and decision making to participate in Family Health Teams; and (6) GAiN Benin has improved knowledge, skills, and experience to design and implement humanitarian aid and development activities.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March, 2013 include: 1) Accessible, environmentally sustainable clean water points were provided for 18 villages (11,870 villagers). This is on target to meet the goal of 105 villages by project completion. Every participating village has a borehole committee in place and all the committees have had initial training. 2) 123 people participate in borehole committees. Female representation overall on borehole committees averages 56% allowing female beneficiaries to participate in maintenance discussions as well as assist in identifying an appropriate and accessible borehole location. 3) Hygiene and Sanitation training was delivered to over 700 people including over 350 children. 4) Over 280 beneficiaries engaged in awareness raising regarding gender equality issues through gender sensitivity training. 10 villages took part in gender baseline studies to be followed up annually. 5) Family Health Team training involved 341 participants including 246 women. Training has taken place in five of the villages to date and is on-going. 6) The GAiN Benin staff engaged with Canadian staff during two visits to Benin and GAiN Benin’s team was trained in how to conduct household surveys, observational assessments and interviews.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-01-2016 Disbursement $14,352
03-06-2015 Disbursement $78,914
18-03-2016 Disbursement $26,466
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