As an integrated water and sanitation project heavy emphasis is laid on health education. The inclusion of women in water committees is also of major importance in the project. The running of the pumps is meant to be managed by the villagers themselves, economically through the administration of the water committee, and technically through the assistance of local maintenance committees. Tale og rita b.jpg (15588 bytes) Along with the implementation of the first phase of the project, it was decided to carry out a socio-cultural and socio-economic study of the region, with a particular emphasis on gender related issues. This report in English is available on special request from the Ymr Office. Tale Steen-Johnsen and Marguerite Yoba intensely consentrated in collecting information from the women in Tchinzanze.