GSB is trying the best to always use an integrated approach, that includes WASH, food security and renewable energies, to assist communities to meet their main challenges.
We strongly believe that with better water and sanitation conditions, people won’t get sick regularly (mainly with diarrhoea and cholera) and their nutrients that are in general scarce will be kept in their bodies and the children will not suffer from malnutrition. And women’s workload with fetching water and wood, as well as taking care of the ill won’t be so heavy.
Chris HoltslagExample of an integrated development approach in 19 de Outubro Village
This Farmer’s Club was created by GSB with funds from Foundation MSM and a tube well with rope pump was provided for irrigation and drinking water. After the project, 6 members (5 man and 1 women) kept continually producing vegetables for income and for their own family use. They are doing well. Last year they had a net income of about $ 5000,00 which has been divided between the 6 members.
Chris HoltslagIrrigation with rope pumps in Bilibiza
Recently (November 2017) trainers of GSB SMART Centre trained 11 people from Tete and 6 from Chimoio. The participants got hands-on training in manual drilling with the Muzuzu dril and in Rope Pump making. 3 wells were drilled and combined with a Rope pump. The training took place in Chimoio and was organised for the organisation IDE, see https://www.ideglobal.org/country/mozambique
Trainees in action with drilling with the MZUZU Drill
Releasing the acquired ground from the Drill
One of the three completed Wells with Hand Rope Pump installed, giving water for the first time.
Chris HoltslagCooperation with IDE; drilling wells with the Mzuzu drill.
In 2015, the GSB team drilled over 40 tube wells to 12 meters deep with the so called Mzuzu drill method. To make deeper wells the Arrakis trainer Henk Holtslag was in Bilibiza in March to train GSB staff in the so called SHIPO drill method.
The US based company Anadarko, who is active in the gas exploration in Northern Mozambique, supports Rural development in Cabo Delgado via GSB. Activities include training of 750 farmers via so called Farmer clubs, the promotion of latrines with the Santolic method (CLTS) and the construction of Chicken production farms. (September 2015)
In July 2015, the Italian Embassy in Mozambique supported the improvement of water and sanitation conditions in two primary schools, funding the construction of 4 latrines, the drilling of 2 tube wells and distribution of 300 tabletop water filters, improving children hygiene at school.
dennisvleeuwenItalian Agency for Development Cooperation supported two Rural Primary Schools