Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Factors influencing sustainability of community water projects in Tanzania case study of water projects sponsored by compassion international in Olkolili, Siha district
Author(s): Jennifer Nizigama Kidebuye, Dr. Samuel Obino Mokaya
Abstract: This study aims at assessing factors influencing the sustainability of community water projects in Tanzania, using a case of Compassion International Tanzania sponsored water projects in Olkolili, Siha District. The study was conducted looking at the way in which the theories of Demand Responsive Approach, Asset-based community development model and system theory were employed in implementing sustainable community development projects. Data was collected through questionnaires from 89 respondents and analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics tools of Statistical Package for the social sciences. In addition, multiple regression was computed to determine the relative importance of contribution of the three variables with respect to Sustainability of the water project. The study revealed that, of the three factors under study, community participation had the highest significance contribution p (0.00) followed by resources availability with the least significance contribution p (0.05) to the sustainability of PEFA Olkolili compassion sponsored water project.