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- BY Nicole Pelette
About the Project
Project Sahayata – XIII is linked to improvement of access to water and sanitation for vulnerable people living in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan India through construction of tankas on individual household basis and basic sanitation facility comprising of one toilet and one-bathroom unit to the most needy on participatory basis. Needless to emphasis the importance of water and sanitation as both are basic human rights. Top priority must be given to provide these facilities in remote rural areas of the Thar where these facilities have not reached. The unreachable must be reached. With this background, the Trust launched a 34 months Sahayata Project (01.03.2017 to 31.12.2019) with financial support from Ministry of Foreign Affair of Luxembourg in partnership with PADEM.
42 tankas and 345 latrine / shower units were to be constructed during 3 calendar years of the Project in worst affected, most under developed and remote areas of western part of Jodhpur district in Baap block of Phalodi Tehsil, District Jodhpur. The project areas comprise of Gram Panchayat Tepu, Sihda, Shekhasar, Jaimla and Ghatore. The infrastructure was to be constructed by the beneficiary himself and looking to the poor financial status of the people of the target area, payment to the beneficiaries was made in three installments in consonance with the stages of construction through account payee cheques. No middleman or contractor was to be involved.
About the benefactor
PADEM is an NGO based in France and Luxembourg that works in close collaboration with local partners on improvement of living conditions for vulnerable people in nine countries. PADEM has a holistic approach and works on improvement of infrastructures, economical and social activities, improvement of life skills, education of the children and supports the people with disabilities etc. PADEM – Luxembourg is supporting us since 2006 for promotion of education of rural girls and providing access to water and sanitation facilities to the poor and deprived section of the society mainly in rural areas.
About us, the Implementing Agency HHMHSCT
HHMHSCT i.e. His Highness Maharaja Hanwant Singhji Charitable Trust was established in 1971. Since its inception, the Trust is continuously working in rural areas of Western Rajasthan with a view to provide relief and rehabilitation in times of natural calamities. To improve the quality of life of the people of Thar, the Trust through Projects like Sahyog has created permanent assets such as anicuts, hand pumps, tankas pastures etc. and has educated people to enhance their livelihood in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and small scale income generating activities.
Aims of Final Evaluation
To determine the impact of Project interventions on beneficiaries and the extent to which the objectives have been met against specific indicators and targets.
To document and provide feedback on challenges and lessons learned on all relevant aspects of the Project in order to serve the beneficiaries in the best possible manner for our forthcoming Project.
Expected Results / Specific Area of Evaluation
Approach of the Evaluation Mission
Qualifications of Potential Evaluator