This study seeks to build an evidence base on common environmental, attitudinal, and institutional barriers to accessing WASH faced by vulnerable individuals. Specific to Zambia, this report assesses the early impacts of the intervention and to test and refine baseline data-collection tools fot the project evaluation in 2016.
- Fifty-one percent of households reported that they were now using boreholes that had been constructed, installed, or rehabilitated in their community within the past two years.
- The percentage of vulnerable people reporting difficulties fetching water dropped from 50 to 44 percent.
- At baseline, 50 percent of vulnerable individuals reported that they experienced difficulty in collecting water. This had reduced to 44 percent at mid-term.
- The practice of open defecation was uncommon, but there were substantial reductions since the intervention, dropping from 24 percent to 3 percent.
- Among vulnerable individuals, 30 percent more reported being able to wash or bathe themselves everyday after the intervention.