RANON'ALA: Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Water Resource Management Project
The RANOn’ALA project aims to improve health in vulnerable and poor communities by improving hygiene practices and increasing access to sustainable, safe water and sanitation.
The RANOn’ALA project interventions include technical assistance, training and capacity building with local leaders, community health volunteers, and private entrepreneurs; hygiene behavior change; construction of gravity flow and pump water systems; promotion of Community Let Total Sanitation (CLTS) to stimulate latrine construction and use, production and marketing of Sanplat latrine floors; water filtration, point-of-use water purification, and safe water storage; village-level savings and credit schemes to empower communities and sustain activities.
RANOn’ALA has three main objectives:
- Improving access to water infrastructure at the commune level. Principal activities include local capacity building among health, water, and environment actors to strengthen water resource management
- Increasing appropriate and diverse use of sustainable, safe water supply and sanitation services. Principal activities include communication for behavior change, adoption of technically appropriate water and sanitation infrastructure that meets the needs of the target population, and use of information technology
- Protecting and managing water resources in a sustainable fashion. Principal activities include engaging the private sector to provide and manage water, sanitation and hygiene services and products. The project works with micro finance institutions to establish village-level savings and credit schemes that empower communities to support and sustain their activities
Planned number of direct beneficiaries reached over life of the project: The RANON’ALA project aims to provide access to safe water for 125,720 people, or 57% of people living in Mananara, Mandritsara, and Soanierana Ivongo districts .
Duration: October 2010 - September 2013
Cost (total cost over the life of the project): $ 7,578,186
Implementing Partners: Catholic Relief Services (CRS), RTI International, Conservation International (CI), Human Network International (HNI), Caritas National, BushProof, Sandandrano
Focus Areas/Regions: Mandritsara, Mananara and Soanierana Ivongo districts
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