STAFF HOUSE AND RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANK CONSTRUCTION IN KINAPUNDU DISPENSARY IN KINAPUNDU VILLAGE
Kinapundu village is among 126 villages in Iramba district and located at Ilunda Ward, and Nduguti Diivision 81 km. from Singida region headquarters.
2. The Village Population
The village has a total of 819 households’ with 4210 people. The main ethnic group in the village is Wanyiramba and few Wanyaturu. Other surrounding villages to be served by Kinampundu dispensary are Ilunda in the North, Mudida and Singa in the East, Mpambaa in the South and in the West is the forest.
3. Social Services in the Village
The social services available in this village are three (3) primary schools, nine (9) shallow wells which are fully functional, one (1) secondary school and one (1) dispensary which is newly constructed but has not started to offer services due to lack of staff houses for the dispensary workers.
4. Village Economic Activities
The village main preoccupation is crop farming and the main crops grown are maize, sorghum, bulrush millet, peas and beans. These are used as subsistence crops, while sunflower, finger millet and groundnuts are cash crops. Livestock is the second main economic activity after crops cultivation. The livestock that are kept in this village are Cattle (2810), Goats (2091) and sheep (732) and a lot of poultry.
This village lies on the semi arid land with annual rainfall ranging from 660 mm to 800 mm and with an average temperature of 21.50’c. The soil is predominantly loam and loam clay soils.
5. The New Project Components
(i) The new project will have two components:-
- - construction of two in one staff houses (that is to accommodate two staffs).
- - construction of one rain water harvesting tank with the capacity of 30,000 litres.
(ii) Community Contribution
The community contribution in this project include provision of volunteered labour during the construction work, collection of locally available construction materials such as sand, rocks, aggregates and raising funds to pay for the village masons and carpenters. The construction of the Dispensary is complete but will not start operating due to lack of staff houses to accommodate health experts.
For the new project, the Kinampundu community has already collected or prepared the following materials:-
- 5,000 burnt bricks
- 70 bags of cement
- 8 trips of sand and
- 3 trips of rocks
(iii) District Support
During the community meeting on 28/ 6/ 2010 which was attended by representatives from the District and HAPA, the District promised to supply the roofing materials for the house and health experts, these will not be supplied without construction of staff house.
(iv) HAPA Support
The village government in 2009 submitted a request for construction of a dispensary with the main aim of reducing the walking distance for the sick and delivering women from the village to the nearby Hospital which is 10 km. Away. Also is to improve the accessibility of Health services for the village community.
Therefore, HAPA from January 2010 through the support from SIMAV Netherlands started the construction of the dispensary by provision of construction materials.
HAPA will supply other building materials to support this community initiative.
Cost of building material for 2012 construction of staff house and rainwater harvesting tanks.
|Cost of building materials||24,000,000/=
|Cost for Transportation of Materials
|Supervision and community mobilization
Volunteers from overseas will work alongside the villagers helping them to provide support to the engineering, technical and craftsmen works. Therefore, through joint efforts of these development stakeholders we expect the project will be completed in the required time.
The project is expected to run from May to December, 2012:
6. Expected outcomes/results:-
- The community technical and Managerial skills improved.
- The health experts supplied and offering services.
- The death rate for the sick and delivering women reduced.
- The health services accessibility improved.