Democratic Republic of Congo
Project Status:
Project Sector:
Water supply and sanitation - large systems
30 000
Implementing agency:
International Comittee of the Red Cross
Govt. department:
DRC Government Ministry of Electricity and Hydraulic Resources
Planned start date:
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Planned end date:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Actual start date: Thursday, September 09, 2010
Actual end date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Budget: Unknown

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About the project

The purpose of this project was to replace old water pipes which were carrying water from Uriva to Kiliba. This was because the old water pipes were rusting and causing health problems for people who used them as a source of drinking water. This project was monitored by five community monitors in Kiliba, as well as the FOCHI supervisor, who visited the project site twice a month during the implementation. In October 2011, the monitors discovered that there were sections of the rusty pipe lines which had not been replaced. This meant that water was still running through rusty pipes. The monitors asked the implementing agency, REGIDESO, why this was the case. They were told by REGIDESO that although the donor had provided the materials which REGIDESO had requested, there were still not enough materials to complete the project and replace all of the rusty pipes. The community monitors wrote to ICRC (the donor) and REGIDESO, in October 2011, asking them to ensure that the rest of the pipes were replaced. ICRC wanted to know more about the problem and what needed to be done to address it. The monitors then sent two more letters, in December 2011, detailing the problems with the project and requested that ICRC provide the new materials needed to finish the project. Following this, ICRC provided new materials and the project re-started in January 2012. Today all of the pipes have been replaced and the project has been successfully completed. The community is now satisfied with the project because the new pipes are providing clean water for 30,000 people.

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The coloured circles show the monitoring results and community feedback on the project in three areas:

  • Access to information - whether the communities can access key project information such as budget or plans.
  • Community Engagement - whether communities are involved in the project design and/or implementation.
  • Effectiveness - whether the project is effective, complies with established standards and the communities are satisfied.
Access to Information:
How is it calculated
Close Information is based on availability of the 5 following documents: >Feasibility Study
>Project Plans
>Bill of Quantity
Green = 3 or more documents
Amber = 1 to 2 documents
Red = no documents available
Could the community access the project documents? Red
Community Engagement:
How is it calculated
45 were consulted in the project design.
30 were involved in the project implementation.
Was the community consulted in the project design? Green
Was the community involved in project implementation? Green
Project Effectiveness

Problem Identification and Resolution.

Insufficient materials/equipmentYes
How is it calculated
10 unique respondents.
9 people were satisfied.
1 people were unsatisfied with the project.
Was the community satisfied with the project delivery? Green


Monday, November 12, 2012

Old water pipes which carried water from Uvira to Kiliba, November 2012
New water pipes, February 3, 2014
New water pipes carrying water from Uvira to Kiliba at 2km from Uvira February 3, 2014
New water pipes, February 03, 2014
Children drinking clean water, February 03, 2014


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