Providing water, sanitation and solar panel facility for Poor Tribal Families in remote hilly area of Rangamati Hill District

15.04.2019 - Article

Sajek is a very remote high hill area of Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district. People here suffer from various faecal and water borne diseases primarily due to lack of toilet facilities, safe drinking water and hygiene practices. Another challenge observed here is darkness. Most of the remote locations either do not have electricity or only have unreliable supply. Combination of the two challenges adversely affects the poor community in this region.

Need For Life Society (NFLS), a local NGO, tries to minimize the arduous conditions of the local people. The organisation installed 190 latrines, 9 ring-wells, 2 HH rain water harvesting systems, 7 billboards carrying hygiene messages and 25 solar home systems. The support directly benefited over 1,500 people, and institutions like Buddhist temple, schools and hostels. Students of the remote hills who reside for their studies in the locally arranged hostels are now able to study even after sunset and have water and improved toilet facilities at their school premises.

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