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close this bookSpecial Public Works Programmes - SPWP - Community Water Supply - A Community Participation Training Element for SPWP User Beneficiaries (ILO - UNDP, 1987, 100 p.)
close this folderSESSION 1: What an Improved Water System Can Mean to Your Community
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DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITY

1. Suppose that the families in this village are about the same size as the families in your community. How much time each day did they spend collecting water before the new wells?

How much time is spent now?

2. Before the new water supply system, were the women of your community tired after collecting the day’s water?

Are they tired now?

3. Were the women of your community ever afraid when they went to collect water?

Are they afraid now?

4. People in the story village have more time now because they don’t have to go so far for water. How do you think they might spend this time?

Do people in your community have more time now?

How do they spend it?

5. Does your community benefit in other ways from the new water supply system?

How do the men benefit?

How do the women benefit?

6. In your community, do you expect economic benefits from the new water supply system?

Which ones?

7. Plenty of clean water may bring health benefits to people. (NOTE: We will discuss the relation of water/sanitation/health in Session 2.) Can you think of any health benefits that might come to the people in the story village?

8. Would fewer infections or diseases help your family or community?

Why or why not? How?