Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked nation located in West Africa and is among the poorest in the world. Like other nations in the Sahel region, Burkina has been and continues to be significantly affected by climate change. Across the country, nearly 3 million Burkinabè are without access to potable water and over 14 million are without improved sanitation.
Nigeria is a nation in West Africa with a rapidly growing population, bustling metropolises, and one of the fastest growing economies on the continent. Despite this, nearly 63 million people are without clean water and the urban-rural divide continues to grow as public resources are focused in cities. Likewise, sanitation continues to be a major concern as 128 million are without improved access.
Niger is rated by the United Nations as one of the least developed nations in the world. In Niger, just over 50% of individuals have access to clean, safe drinking water. Even more troubling is the fact that only 9.6% of individuals use improved sanitation facilities. Poor sanitation and water infrastructure result in high rates of water-borne death and disease.