On Thursday (23/05), BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies together with Monitoring and Evaluation Division of BAZNAS conducted impact assessment on the impact of clean water and sanitation program that was completed in 2014 in Pasanggrahan Village, Purwakarta, West Java.

Previously, the community of Pasanggrahan Village had suffered from water shortage due to its geographical characteristic that is located in a mountainous area. In order to overcome this problem, BAZNAS in collaboration with Nurani Dunia Foundation establish a program to establish water and sanitation infrastructures. In this program, BAZNAS had been funding the project approximately IDR 1.1 Billion for the purpose of building water pipeline for 335 families or 286 houses.

After a run of 5 years, BAZNAS center of strategic studies conducted BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies together with Monitoring and Evaluation Division of BAZNAS conducted a preliminary assessment of the effectiveness of water and sanitation program in order to monitor and evaluate the progress of the program in that village.

By doing an in-depth interview to the headman and health officers of the village and direct observation to the houses of Pasanggrahan communities, the surveyor found that the program conducted has impacted them positively in many ways. After the pipeline construction, the community of Pasanggrahan particularly the beneficiaries have access to the clean water. More people have built in-home-toilet on their own as they have adequate water and sanitation facilities compared to before.

Hence, the assistance provided by BAZNAS on water and sanitation program has a quite effective impact to the community in Pasanggrahan village.