WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROJECTS
We work on development programmes and projects that ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation, as basic factors in the fight against hunger, poverty, child mortality, infectious diseases and education under-development, among other consequences.
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Isiro is 2300 km away from Kinshasa, the country’s capital, in the north-east. It is an area that has suffered greatly through various wars, rebellions, etc. The region has rich underground reserves of gold, coltan, etc., but this is also why it has been greatly plundered and its people live in poverty. It has been one of the regions that produces and exports most coffee, cocoa, cotton, etc. The people in the area currently live in the subsistence economy with their small fields to be able to eat and cover their primary needs. In this city of Isiro, in a district on the outskirts called Magambe, our local partner has a Comprehensive Training Centre that provides training of a practical nature. Many people come here to the different sessions and seminars. There is currently a well on a plot of land about 500 metres from the installations. The water pump was installed many years ago and the pipes through which the water rises have deteriorated and many of them are broken. This means that every time they need water, they have to drop buckets down the well, bring the water up manually, and carry it back. A new water pump with all its accessories must be purchased for a new installation with new pipes that take the water to the centre buildings so that everyone who goes to the Training Centre for training, meetings and sessions, has access to running water.
Drinking water supply system for educational and nutritional centre in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
In continuation of our social development programme in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, the construction of a water tank will supply our educational and nutritional centre with drinking water and allow our cafeteria for the children from the 12 rural villages of our area to function. The women are those who currently have to go to the spring on the mountain to wash their belongings and transport water. In addition to collecting rainwater, our drinking water supply system will adequately channel the water from the rivers, and a filter system will allow the consumption of the water, thus facilitating the educational and nutritional development of at least 75 children integrated into our development programme.
Find out about the other areas we are involved in:
- Agricultural development and nutrition
- Health and Well-being
- Gender equality
- Rights of indigenous people
- Affordable and non-polluting energies