CHIURE - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - CARE


CHIURE – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Chiure (WASH), phase 2


Since 2011, CARE Denmark has been working with water, sanitation and hygiene in north-eastern Mozambique. The first phase of the WASH project in Chiure district was completed in 2013. In the second phase, CARE will provide a stable supply of drinking water and improve the sanitary conditions in 18 villages. The aim is to reduce water-borne diseases, including diarrhoea and cholera and thereby improve especially children’s state of health. Women and girls often walk far and spend much time on fetching water. The project aims to give them more time for education and productive activities.

Target group:

Approximately 22,500 people in 18 villages will get access to clean drinking water and benefit from improved hygiene standards.


Local contractors will drill three new wells, set up hand-operated pumps and repair 15 run down wells and pumps in the 18 villages. Community members will be supported in building their own hand washing systems and latrines with lids and roofs at their home. This will prevent defecation in the open. Schools in the area will be provided with latrines and the local population will receive information about good hygiene and encouraged to set up rules to regulate hygiene in the community.


The project is being implemented in the district of Chiure in Cabo Delgado province in north-eastern Mozambique.

Duration and budget:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Chiure, phase 2, will begin in early 2014 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2015. The budget is 1,268,000 DKK which is funded by Civil Engineer H.C. Bechgaard & Hustru Ella Mary Bechgaards Fond (968,000 DKK), Lauritzen Fonden (250,000 DKK) og Oticon Fonden (50,000 DKK).


The well-drilling will be implemented by local contractors. A community-based organisation will be responsible for the organisation and mobilization of the inhabitants of the villages. CARE will coordinate the work closely with the local technical department for water and sanitation, which approves water quality and installations.


Rolf Hernøe

Rolf Hernø
Programme Coordinator, Mozambique
+45 35 200 100