Studies have shown that despite being located near water catchment areas, hilltribe communities tend to face water shortages. One of UHDP’s primary objectives is to assist upland communities to develop their water resources for consumption, sanitation and hygiene as well as for backyard agriculture.
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Many upland communities have developed gravity-fed water systems with adequate means of water storage.
Family water storage tanks offer increased water security, particularly during the dry season.
It is estimated that over the past decade the number of sanitary family latrines in the UHDP focus area has increased by at least 1/3