WATER HYGIENE AND SANITATION

WATER CRISIS

Unsafe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation is the leading cause of malnutrition in children under five.

It’s also the second leading cause of death. Not only does clean water significantly reduce waterborne diseases and their life-threatening effects, it also leads to better daily school and work attendance. This enables families to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Water hygiene and sanitation

Every child deserves clean water. It is not only a basic human right; it is also the essential building block of life that allows children and their communities to survive and flourish. 844 million people lack access to clean water 1/3 of the world’s population (2.5 billion) lack access to improved sanitation Women and girls primarily carry the burden of fetching water and taking care of sick children, leaving girls out of school and women unable to pursue income generating activities.

H4BF WASH

How It Works

H4BF brings lasting change to communities by helping to provide resources like; Boreholes powered by solar pumps, deep wells that supply safe water; storage containers for rainwater; piping systems to irrigate crops and improve access to clean water; purification equipment to treat water contaminated by bacteria and other disease carriers; hygiene education, and latrines and hand-washing stations to protect clean water sources and improve children’s health.

H4BF WASH

Long-Term Impact

By giving water, you can give life. Clean water and safe hygiene practices help restore health and free children from deadly, preventable diseases. It frees women and girls from a life spent gathering dirty, contaminated water. It saves livestock and farms. And it opens the door to education and a promising future. Our work succeeds because the model is sustainable, community-based, and community-owned. A recent study in Cameroon found that nearly 80% of our wells are high-functioning after 20 yrs.

INTEGRATION

The programme is integrated with nutrition and early childhood care and development. In various interventions, it encourages women’s leadership and applies technologies to ensure the inclusion of people with disability as beneficiaries.

SDG ENGAGEMENT

The programme has been actively engaged in the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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villages

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wells/boreholes

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water purifying systems

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Latrines with hand washing facilities

Positive words we get

“My entire family’s quality of life is better; mine, my wife’s, and my son’s. I know without doubt my kids will have a better future because of their water.” Lamido of Didango

Promoting community education and ownership

The community contribute local materials like sand, gravel and unskilled labor

We offer free training on basic sanitation and hygiene education to each community to ensure they reap the full benefits of access to clean water. We train local leaders to maintain the water systems within their community– creating jobs, leadership, community engagement, and sustainability for years to come.