Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (learning from the past, leading into the future. Saving lives through inclusive wash)

World Vision in Zimbabwe

Project Description

The project improved equitable access to safe water and sanitation in the rapidly growing, high density urban and peri-urban areas of the Municipality of Gwanda (MoG), and Cowdray Park and Robert Sinoyka in Bulawayo. These areas were underserviced in terms of WASH facilities. Residents in these areas continued to experience poor water access, limited sanitary facilities and also displayed poor sanitation practices. World Vision (WV) in collaboration with local government (Bulawayo City Council and Municipality of Gwanda) and the Federation of Organizations of Disabled Persons of Zimbabwe (FODPZ) improved WASH infrastructure and practices through the delivery of inclusive water and sanitation facilities as well as hygiene awareness and education campaigns that led to positive behaviour change amongst the targeted populations. The water facilities have benefitted over 29474 people in both Gwanda and Bulawayo whilst on the other hand, more than 30544 people have benefitted from sanitation facilities in both project areas.

Project Location

In Zimbabwe the project was located in the rapidly growing, high density urban and peri-urban areas of the Municipality of Gwanda (MoG), and Cowdray Park and Robert Sinyoka in Bulawayo. These areas were typically underserviced by WASH facilities with inadequate water supply, latrines, sewage and garbage disposal. The populations in the targeted areas also displayed poor sanitation and hygiene practices.

Project Posters

Download World Vision's project poster presented at the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE) in August 2017 here.

Click here for World Vision's project poster presented at the 2014 Global Learning and Reflection Event as well as its updated poster, presented at the 2015 Southern Africa Learning Event.

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Duration 01-05-2014 to 01-06-2018 Working with Local councils Key approach Strengthening WASH coordination and governance Website http://worldvision.com.au/home/defaultverB.aspx