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Title: Access to Safe Drinking Water by Rural Communities in Zimbabwe: A Case of Mundenda Village in Mutasa District of Manicaland Province
Authors: Manyanhaire, Itai Offat
Kamuzungu, Taneal
ASFA Terms: Safe drinking water
Access to water
Rural community
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: 1520-5509, 11 (1)
Abstract: Access to water is as a basic human right that is threatened by increasing water consumption patterns in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. To understand the realities of water and sanitation at a micro scale, a case study of access to safe drinking water by rural households in Mundenda Village of Mutasa District in Zimbabwe was carried out between August 2007 and March 2008. Data were collected using a pretested questionnaire, key informant interviews, and field observations triangulated with secondary data sources. The Villagers had access to one communally owned protected borehole with an average daily yield of 1400 liters during the greater part of the summer season and 600 liters during the dry season. Villagers traveled long distances to water points spending on average 26 minutes per trip. The local authorities have to embark on a more inclusive participatory approach in the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation for the community.
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URI: lis.zou.ac.zw:8080/dspace /handle/0/65
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