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Togo AMOU 3 Project


Access to water and sanitationin the Plateaux regionATAKPAME

Partner:                           City of Light Association

Duration of the contract:              1 year

Last contract:                  from October 2023 to September 2024

Total budget:                      35,616 euros of which

- Rhine Meuse water agency; -  AERM: 21,371 euros

- Shared Water Land - TEP:               8683 euros

- Agglomeration of Colmar:                  4000 euros

- TDHFAL68:                                       1 euro


Since 2003, the Cite de la Lumière Association (ACL) has worked for training, education and awareness activities for the benefit of children and adolescents, in the areas of water, health, education and agriculture. For our project the missions planned: social mobilization, strengthening of the actors involved in the management of the service, monitoring of the progress of the work, training and awareness of the population.


Thus  the A.C.L acts as project manager: it searches for and consults companies according to requests andoffers. These offers are then sent to us and are validated by the project manager who is competent in the subject. Work monitoring is carried out by competent personnel, hired by the ACL and the TOGO Hydraulics Directorate. She writes work reports with supporting photos and videos which are analyzed by the TDHF AL68 project manager who validates them. These rcontributions allow the triggering of payments to the ACL partner who transmits them to the companies. Monitoring is done via IT tools (Internet, social networks), in real time. The association is also responsible for the awareness-raising aspect. The awareness sessions are organized, led and supervised by ACL managers.​


Latrine building (WC) with double buried pit, built near schools

Manual pump human type India  (PMH) installed on a borehole

Rudimentary hand-washing device for students

Open well, gradually replaced   by manual pump drilling  (more hygienic)  


  • 39% of the population does not have access to an improved drinking water source.

  • 57% of the rural population does not use an improved water source compared to 10% in urban areas.

  • Only 5% of households use an appropriate water treatment method.

  • A quarter of the Togolese population does not have a source of drinking water within a 30-minute walk.

  • Access to drinking water in urban areas (67%) is seven times more common than in rural areas (10%).

  • In Togo, more than two-thirds of schools do not have access to a drinking water point

Drinking water supply

In our area of intervention, the distance from public drilling leads the inhabitants of the villages,  from the bush to obtain supplies from open wells, which dry up in dry periods and are often polluted.  The water supply is also from a river whose water is polluted (Amou River). This lack of drinking water has serious repercussions on daily life as well as on the economy of families. It is an important vector of diseases such as trachoma, cholera, typhoid fever and schistosomiasis.

The Ilé Bahé public school, drilling area, has no drinking water point at the school and in the surrounding villages.

Level of equipment and state of sanitary practices

In our project area, the plateaux region, we note an undeniable lack of sanitation solutions. As a result, residents relieve themselves near their homes, in the open air. Schools also lack latrines. The lack of latrine facilities leads to soil pollution due to open defecation. This is a particularly worrying problem that must be resolved for the health of populations and the preservation of the environment.

Indeed, many diseases come from the lack of latrines, and in schools this situation is detrimental to children who are less inclined to go to school when it does not meet minimum reception conditions and particularly affects girls.

Thanks from the director of a primary school (latrine installation)

Thanks from the village chief (drilling and latrine installation)


Ensuring access to drinking water in 2 schools and ensuring access to sanitation facilities in 2 schools and raising awareness among students​


Detailed objectives

  • Improve access to drinking water in two schools; for 1594 beneficiaries

  • Improve access to sanitation in two schools for 494 beneficiaries

  • Raise awareness among students and teachers about good practices in the use and conservation of water and latrines

  • Preserve water resources & catchment areas by developing a market gardening activity in two schools


Terre des Hommes France AL68

18 rue de la République  68500 Guebwiller |   03 89 62 10 92

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