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Women and the Transport of Water

By Val Curtis
ISBN: 9780946688425
The haulage of water is one of the most arduous and time-consuming tasks of rural women, and this paper looks at the scale of the problem in general and in particular in Kenya, suggesting ways in which improved methods of transport could help.
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  • Synopsis
    The haulage of water is one of the most arduous and time-consuming tasks of rural women, and this paper looks at the scale of the problem in general and in particular in Kenya, suggesting ways in which improved methods of transport could help.
  • Table of Contents
    List of Acronyms i-v
    Preface v
    I WOMEN AND THE TRANSPORT OF WATER
    A Background 1
    B Why Improve Water Supplies? 3
    C Transport and Development 5
    D The Division of Labour 6
    E The Consequences of Having to Carry Water 9
    1 Health effects 9
    2 Economic effects 10
    3 Social effects 12
    F Alternative Technologies 13
    1 Carrying aids 14
    2 Wheelbarrows and handcarts 17
    3 Animal transport 18
    4 Others 19
    5 Introducing new technologies 21
    II KENYA: THE PROBLEMS AND SOME SOLUTIONS
    A Water Supply in Kenya 23
    B The Workload 25
    C Carrying Methods 28
    D Case Studies in Kenya 32
    1 Kamajene Farmers' Centre 32
    2 Action Aid - Kibwezi Region 34
    3 Utooni Development Project 36
    4 Discussion 39
    E Donkeys in Development 42
    III CONCLUSIONS
    A General Conclusions 44
    B Conclusions on Kenya 44
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Val Curtis
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 54
    Format Paperback / softback
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