Huge stress on limited water sources in Chingtham village resulted in reduced drinking water availability. The project helped improve awareness on the need for safe drinking water, health and sanitation. It also helped people access safe drinking water, with infection from contaminated water by reducing contamination from around 70% at the beginning of the project to 20% at the end.
The project also promoted appropriate sanitation technologies such as Ecosan toilets. There was also an increase in women’s involvement in planning, decision making and management of water.
WWAGS focuses its programmes and activities in the area of capacity building, literacy and socio-economic development to improve existing living standard of communities in project areas.