To improve access to water in line with the Drought Response Plan of the Government of Namibia.
Directorate of Disaster Risk Management in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform.
**Beneficiaries reached: 144 households (768 people).
• Rehabilitated eight boreholes, equipping each with a solar-powered pumping system and a raised water tank with a 10 000-litre capacity, benefiting 96 households and 4 160 heads of livestock.
• Upgraded four wells, fitting each with a solar-powered pumping system and a concrete safety cover, benefiting 48 households and 720 heads of livestock.
• Installed one pipeline 350 m in length to shorten the distance communities need to travel to access water.
• Increased access to clean water, improving livestock productivity and enabling beneficiary communities to sustain their livestock-based livelihoods.
• Reduced the distance vulnerable pastoralists need to travel to provide water to their livestock.
• Reduced the burden, particularly for women and youth, of carrying water for household consumption over long distances, leading to a more equitable division of labour.
• Improved safety of collecting water from wells, particularly for children.
• Increased opportunities for households to diversify their livelihoods, with the possibility to produce vegetables on a small scale.