As part of its Water Program, Hygiene and Sanitation, Habitat for Humanity Cote D’ivoire provides a sustainable response to the vulnerability of rural families to improve their living conditions.
This program takes into account the rehabilitation of water or village pumps points for a safe access to clean water to vulnerable, training of repair workers, training of water management committees to good hygiene practices, the distribution of hygiene kits and latrine construction.
As part of the social housing construction program, HFHCI set up a Financial Education training to strengthen revenue management capabilities of target groups, including the mutual development and organized groups.
It is a training that teaches people the monetary concepts, allowing them to learn to manage money wisely and teaches them the basic techniques to earn, to spend, to budget, to save and to borrow money. The modules taught are budgeting, savings, debt management, financial trading and financial services.
The Advocacy Program HFHCI is an advocacy and promotional campaign to facilitate access to ownership and tenure security for the disadvantaged housing rights. Through Solid Ground project HFHCI was instrumental in the access to land ownership in favor of vulnerable groups, including rural women. In its second phase, the Solid Ground Project aims to enable 15,000 people access to secure title to their land holdings.
With the support of the administrative authorities (prefects and S / Prefects), village chiefs and community leaders, HFHCI educates people on the importance of land documents. To this end, HFHCI provides the Departmental Directorates of Construction and prefects, material and financial resources to its reach as many applicants.
Initiated in 2001, the social HFHCI housing program is for low-income people, mainly public employees (civil servants) and private agents, whose income is less than 400,000 FCFA / month. Added to this are the agricultural sector which are targeted in particular, growers / farmers, and the service sector like traders, entrepreneurs, artisans and other liberal functions. The aim of this social program is to provide a sustainable response to the precarious living conditions of social groups and those who are not part of the housing programs developed by real estate developers in cities.
HFHCI initiated a new approach of sanitation in the middle of rural areas what is called Led Total Sanitation Community (ATPC), to improve the health conditions of populations, particularly the most vulnerable such as women and children.
Indeed, the CLTS approach is a program that causes a change in the health behavior of rural communities rather than building toilets for them. This requires a process of awareness at the social level, stimulated by facilitators within or outside the targeted communities. The implementation strategy is to promote and enhance the use of local materials for the construction of latrines in communities or by families themselves.
In its implementation phase, the villages in the regions of Aries, GBEKE, the Hambol and N'Zi benefited from direct interventions of the project, namely community mobilization, capacity building on the use of local materials available, making bricks, hand washing techniques, etc. Many villages were declared as free defection areas. (ODF)
- Total number of households served by the entire programs: 99,464 : 99 464, - People who have been impacted by the advocacy program : 58 595, - Volunteer working hours : 712 081.