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4th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
Manila , Philipines - August, 1989

Section B: Community Participation

Paper B.7

Ferrocement Rain Water Cistern Systems Technology: A Case Study On The DAC Experience Of Barangay Agcabugao, Cuartero, Capiz

Wilfredo Abejo / Wilfredo Amper


Development Assisting Center (DAC). as a wholistic approach to community 'development, aims to enable-people to manage their own development within the context of Christian love and community Concern.

The exper ience of the people 1n Agcabugao. Cuartero Capiz in adopting: the technology of a Ferrocement Rain Water cistern Systems tank yielded significant learning in the process of effective technology infusion The project also encouraged the community s involvement in each stage of planning implementation and evaluation.

This case study focuses on the following key factors that served to facilitate the effective process of technology transfer and community involvement

  1. the facilitative role of the chance agent in the person of the Community Development Worker. 
  2. a people-based development process which facilitated the effective problem solving, mobilization of resources leading the attainment of the goal 
  3. a need-based project ensuring maximum community support and involvement 
  4. maximization on. of local resources plus a strong network with other agencies as a contributing factor in project success 
  5. introduction of simple technology al lowing for an easy process of adaptation in the community. And 
  6. recognition of the significant role that women. play in development.

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