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TitleReport on self-evaluation of piped supplies for small communities project Malawi
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsKwaule, F, Kankhulungo, OM, Kumwenda, FSL, Chandiyamba, BB, Chifundo, B
Pagination45, 17 p.: tab.
Date Published1991-01-01
PublisherMalawi, Ministry of Works, Water Department
Place PublishedLilongwe, Malawi
Keywordsdemonstration projects, evaluation, financial management, health education, hygiene, latrines, maintenance, malawi, operation, public standposts, questionnaires, sanitation, small community supply systems, training, water committees

The Piped Supplies for Small Communities Project (PSSC) was begun in 1985 in conjunction with the Dutch government, through IRC. Four study areas, Salima, Kasungu, Mulanje and Monkey Bay were evaluated with respect to the fulfillment of the project objectives, which included sociological and technical studies, information exchange, both on a national and international level, developing guidelines for small community piped water supplies and setting up demonstrations. Recipients were interviewed, randomly selected by balloting. Most of the objectives of the project were met, but there was a need for imrovement in the information sharing aspect. Financing was, on occasion, a problem, and there is some concern for the future of this project on these grounds. Communities showed a willingness to pay for the water system, and a community treasurer was appointed. Problems encountered are discussed by region, including the results of the interviews. The appendix contains the questionnaires used during the interviewing process.

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