WATER AND SANITATION
Impact Burundi recognizes that "WATER IS LIFE" as communities with access to water demonstrate increased quality of life. Over time, with increasing populations in program areas, earlier systems no longer meet current needs.
Community water management committees are being formed to be better stewards of existing resources. New ideas such as rainwater harvesting are being taught on the demonstration farm, hoping to capture some of the rain that falls for 8 to 9 months of the year.
Tree seedlings have been planted on the demonstration farm to be transplanted to reforest areas and protect against erosion.
*Each household in Burundi consists of 6 people or more.
The Batwa people are semi-nomadic forest dwellers who make up only 1% of Burundi’s population.
With no land of their own, they face more challenges than any other ethnic group in the country.
Twenty-four families from one community requested and received assistance to construct latrines.