Wateraid in Mali

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What three factors have helped make Wateraid sustainable?
Targets the poorest communities, uses appropriate technology, involves local people in decision making
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What is appropriate technology?
Aid where the level of technology and skills required to service it are suited to the conditions in the receiving country
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Where is Mali located?
West Africa
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What is the natural environment like in Mali?
Harsh and getting worse
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What is rainfall like in Mali?
Very low and falling further
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What is desertification?
Where dry areas become increasingly arid, losing any lakes as well as vegetation and wildlife
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How much of Mali is desert or semi desert?
65%
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What is the population of MAli?
12 million
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What % of people have access to improved water supply?
50%
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When did WaterAid start to work in Mali?
1980
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What is the main problem with Mali's privatised water company?
It doesn't provide services to the poorest urban and rural areas
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What is the capital of Mali?
Bamako
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What scheme has Mali set up in the slums of Bamako?
Providing clean water and sanitation services to the poorest people
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What is WaterAid aiming to show the government and other donors?
Projects in slums can be successful, both socially and economically
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What 3 specific things have wateraid done?
Financed the construction of the area's water network, trained locals to maintain the system and to raise money to keep it working
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Why is it important to get locals to invest in the project?
Gives them knowledge and confidence to continue their own development in the future
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What 3 things combine to maximise health benefits and promote development?
Safe water, sanitation and hygiene education
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How do healthier people without disease make communities stronger?
More people can work and attend school, People save money they would spend on medicines, water saved collecting water can be used productively
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Clean water and sanitation can cut what percentage of deaths from diarrhoeal diseases?
65%
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How often does a child die from illnesses related to unsafe water and poor sanitation?
Every 17 seconds
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How much does a tap for a community cost?
£125
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How much does a school toilet block for 100 pupils cost?
£390
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How much does a deep handpump for 100 people cost?
£450
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How much does a hand dug 15 metre well cost?
£550
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