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Our Work


holistically addressing WASH disparities

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Our Work


holistically addressing WASH disparities

We focus on providing access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to the billions of individuals around the world currently without these essential resources.  Our programs are designed to be: 

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We recognize that every nation, city, and community will face different WASH issues as compared to the next.  To address the WASH concerns of a region holistically, we have targeted our programming to the unique characteristics of each setting, whether that be urban or rural.
 

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To guarantee their long-lasting impact, we incorporate into the design of our programs measures intended to enable their operation in our absence.  In doing so, we are able to build in community ownership of projects throughout the implementation process.  
 

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We believe that collaboration with other relevant actors is crucial to the success of our programming.  We work closely with governments, local and international NGOs, as well as the United Nations System to make certain that our work is part of a larger, coordinated response. 

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WASHMobile


reducing water-borne illness by monitoring water quality

WASHMobile


reducing water-borne illness by monitoring water quality

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Water, sanitation, and hygiene are of particular concern in urban settings given that their improper coordination can have serious negative impacts on both human and environmental health.  To address WASH concerns in urban settings, we have developed WASHMobile, a method to collect and disseminate water quality information by harnessing the power of mobile phone in order to prevent water-borne illness and to monitor and address failing infrastructure in developing urban settings. 

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Community WASH


combining education and infrastructure improvement

Community WASH


combining education and infrastructure improvement

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Individuals living in rural areas are disproportionately affected by lack of access to clean, potable water and to improved sanitation.  To address this situation, we complete CommunityWASH projects.  We work with communities to identify and address areas in which their WASH situations can be improved.  We work with them ensure that the solutions generated are both sustainable and technologically and culturally appropriate.  

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Countries


where we focus our efforts

Countries


where we focus our efforts

BURKINA FASO
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.  
 
 
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NIGERIA
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. 
 
 
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NIGER
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.
 
 
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