LINGO Projects

LINGO Projects

LINGO is a consortium of six NGOs based in the Limpopo Province. 

Tsogang will take on the administrative role while the other organisations will be creating and managing their own projects. The project is to last for five years. 

Tsogang Water and Sanitation.

  • Extension of existing (Flanders-funded) programme.
  • Water and Sanitation provision with remote un-serviced communities using Appropriate Technology (AT) approach and community-based methods (PRA, PHAST etc), springs, RWH etc, in cooperation with the Water Services Authorities.
  • Also propose a project specifically for HIV affected families by doing RWH at household level, possible also hippo rollers (possibly as consortium). Tsogang are concentrated in Sekhukhune District now but want to expand to Waterberg District as well, since none of the consortium members are functioning there at present.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) training for communities and H&H promotion, engaging District Municipalities directly on this. School toilet provision, O&M training and back-up with water committees and Local Municipalities. Revisit existing systems and improve skills at community level. Write up and disseminate best practices and integrated lesson learning. Possible link up with Play pumps International.
Operation Hunger
  • Revisit old boreholes used for water supply in Sekhukhune District some with hand pumps, some motorised, some vandalised, some dysfunctional.
  • Compile database (Sekhukhune first, other districts later).
  • Repair hand pumps, install some new, pilot use of windmills as opposed to hand pumps where feasible.
  • Pilot use of Hippo roller, water collection device; drip irrigation for food gardens for food production.
  • Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) – Ferro cement mould tanks for RWH. Training for use in communities. Can also support entrepreneurs if show interest in mould and tank construction.
  • Also H&H promotion work, keeping water clean at home etc. Appropriate technology in short.
Operation Hunger LINGO Projects 
Summary of Proposed Project: 

For the past twenty years Operation Hunger has facilitated and coordinated the drilling of many water boreholes around Sekhukhune District, in Limpopo.

Operation Hunger also initiated the communal gardens, school gardens and home gardens as well as other income generating projects in Sekhukhune District. With the support from Irish Aid and LINGO Consortium, Operation Hunger has been able to establish hundred and fifty one (151) rain water harvesting (RWH) tanks in some of Sekhukhune villages.

The achievement of LINGO/Irish Aid-Funded project led to a great demand of such tanks in many villages in Sekhukhune District and beyond. It is on this basis that Operation Hunger proposes to erect seventy (70) rain water harvesting (RWH) tanks in another targeted village during 2010.  Operation Hunger also proposes to make assessment of other boreholes it drilled and installed hand pumps in the next targeted village in Sekhukhune District for the purpose of repair.

Rain water harvest tanks will be built for nutrition and sanitation purposes. Operation Hunger will also install one wind mill in one of its garden farms. 

The proposed project will be supported by the following training: 
  • Rain water harvest tank building
  • Hand pumps maintenance, 
  • Health and hygiene, 
  • Water purification 
  • Nutrition education
  • Wind mill installation
Operation Hunger will implement these activities in the following villages:
  • Thoto Village
  • Ngoabe village
  • Ga-Riba village
  • Setebong village
  • Mamone village and
  • Bochum
AWARD (Association for Water and Rural Development)
  • Promoting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Bushbuckridge Municipality.
  • Ensure that planning for water services is based on available resources.
  • Research on available groundwater and surface water in Sand River catchment, and Injaka Dam. Assessing water demand of communities and businesses, projected industry etc.
  • Understanding livelihoods of rural communities, and ensuring that Water Services Providers take real rural situations and HIV/AIDS etc into account.
  • Want to see integrated planning processes (WSDPs and IDPs) being implemented fully.
  • Tlhavhama Training Initiative.
  • Employ three community health and hygiene promoters, deployment to rural communities, to act as and support health advisors/visitors. Ten villages in Capricorn, year one, Then Sekhukhune, then other districts.


The aim of the project is to improve water and sanitation facilities and government backlogs working directly in partnership with community and government stakeholders towards sustainability development in Vhembe and Mopani districts. 


  • Implementation of sustainable water services by providing basic drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural communities through construction of water system and sanitation facilities in such a way that the use of small contractors will be supported.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the community to plan and manage services, by assisting communities in planning, implementing and administering services, forming and training community members in better hygiene practices.
  • Create an awareness of job creation possibilities with all the role players involved and provide expertise to facilitate specific interventions required to maximize sustainable jobs on the projects.
  • Strengthening the Community Water and Sanitation Committee to assume the facilitator role as well as supporting the district water and sanitation programme.
  • Local community needs assessments using PRA.
  • Water and garden projects with schools and communities.
  • Training for permaculture.
  • Operations and Maintenance training for village water systems.
  • O & M of community sanitation at community level.
  • H&H and HIV/AIDS. Documentation and dissemination of best practices/lessons learned.
  • Community Sanitation Programme: 100 in one village.

Elim Care Group

  • Pilot Health and Hygiene (H&H) promotion work (including addressing issues of HIV/AIDS), care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in the province with youth groups/schools, in cooperation with the local municipalities. One local municipality each year for five years.
  • Will be coordinated with the similar activities being planned via Masibambane in Vhembe, Bushbuckridge, Mopani and Thulamele.

Aims of the project:

  • To educate Communities on water and hygiene issues, in order to prevent waterborne diseases. 
  • To empower Communities by providing them with knowledge and practices with regard the demonstration of building VIP toilet for able and people living with disability.
  • To evaluate whether there is change in behavior towards practices and attitudes with regard to water and hygiene.
  • To work hand in hand with village community health workers and sanitation committee as well as government key role players with regard to water and sanitation programme, e.g. EHP`s water affairs personnel

Target group:

  • School children
  • Rural community members (men and women)
  • Community health worker
  • Youth
  • People living with disability.