SELF - Sustainable SERVICES for EVERYONE beyond the LIFETIME of the project at a FAIR price

Welthungerhilfe in Zimbabwe

Project Description

The SELF project (sustainable Services for Everyone beyond the Lifetime of the project at Fair price) aims to enable 10 Local Authorities to provide sustainable safe water supply and sanitation services, and promote good hygiene practices among the citizens in their areas of jurisdiction. The Local Authorities lead all key decision making and implementation processes in the project. A delivery team which has WHH as lead partner working with 4 local NGOs and 2 service providers is engaging a comprehensive capacity building approach to transfer knowledge, skills, attitudes and resources to the local authority through embedded staff, training, mentoring and a competitive bidding process.

Project Location

SELF operates with 10 Local Authorities in all 7 districts of Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The 2012 census reported that 70% of the provincial population have access to safe water but only 13% had piped water in their homes. 72% have access to toilets but only 25% had access to flush toilets. These figures however do not reveal the non-functionality of these existing facilities in the targeted small urban centres, which result in residents frequently drawing water from distant boreholes and/or resorting to open defecation.

Project Posters

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

Project specifics

Location Duration (MM/YY) Working with Key approach Website
Location Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Duration 01-08-2014 to 01-10-2017 Working with Local authorities- Rural District councils and City/Municipality/ Town Board Key approach Capacity building of local authorities with competitive tendering Website