WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
Water is essential to health and food production, nearly 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water in their homes and about 4.4 billion lack access to proper sanitation, putting them at risk of acquiring disease. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene are leading cause of diseases and death in developing countries like Uganda.
Uganda is among the poor countries in sub -Sahara Africa facing the problem of unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene. It is expensive in rural and urban centres most especially in slum areas leading to poor sanitation and hygiene in schools and communities.
The project aims to enhance access to safe water, promote sanitation and hygiene in schools and communities. Many Uganda schools and communities lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene which has led to poor social services, inadequate safe food supplies and poverty. We work to enhance access to safe water and promote best sanitation and hygiene practices and engaging communities in protecting water sources and environment.
We work to enhance access to sustainable safe drinking water, sanitation services, promoting hygiene behaviors, protecting freshwater resources, promoting cooperation on shared waters and strengthening water governance and financing. We have been able to provide water harvesting tanks and jerricans to poor communities with water crisis and created awareness on good sanitation and hygiene practices in schools and communities. Girls face a lot of challenges in schools and at home because of lack of access to safe water leading to school dropout and discomfort in homes. Girls need pads and need to wash their reusable pads with clean water for good health including other members in schools and communities.