Clean Water for Rong Village in Cameroon
With Farmer Tantoh
Clean water catchment area
In order to protect the water catchment from contamination and erosion, the surrounding land must be properly landscaped with plants that purify the aquifer without depleting it. The plants will also prevent soil erosion and runoff. Carefully selected trees and shrubs will be planted to prevent erosion and runoff while simultaneously conserving water. For example, Vertiva grass will be planted for erosion control because the roots grow 3 metres deep but conserve water. Calandria, Acacia, and Leucaena will all be planted in the because they attract bees. Many of these plants also provide vegetables, fruits, and have medicinal properties.
To complete the project 2 water tanks need to be installed. They will supply clean water to the whole village of about 7,000 people.
The project father is HRH The Fon Kennedy Nganjo II of Rong village. He is very active in village development projects. He has pledged that his villagers will contribute by providing all the stones, sand, gravel and local labour to dig the pipeline.
The project Coordinator is Farmer Tantoh Nforba, Ashoka fellow working in Cameroon. Ashoka is the largest organization for social entrepreneurs in the world. Farmer Tantoh will educate the local communities on water catchment conservation, building of springs and water tanks. To provide clean water for all!