July 1, 2005
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Lumajang District is one district where the government's Water and Sanitation for Low Income Communities (WSLIC-2) project has been implemented. The project began in 2001, and now covers 23 communities. WSLIC-2 is an initiative that helps poor communities gain access to a safe water supplies and high-quality sanitation services, thereby reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases. Community participation through the use of local facilitators, community construction, and maintenance of water facilities has resulted in measurable improvements in citizens' health and access to clean water, as well as positive changes in citizen and health provider behavior regarding disease prevention.
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