Water supply and sanitation

Access to water and sanitation is key to better health, education and economic productivity – and a human right. Inclusive approaches to water and sanitation require infrastructure and supporting social services to integrate the needs of poor and vulnerable groups. Our approach to implementing 150 water supply and sanitation projects in over 35 countries is needs driven and complements infrastructure with social mobilization. In Mozambique, we constructed 600 water wells and 13,400 latrines, trained 100 local mechanics for their maintenance, and formed 600 water committees with over 50% participation of women. Our work with the Lusaka City Council in Zambia resulted in the adoption of a Social Inclusion and Gender Policy for more inclusive water and sanitation services.

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