According to the UN, 1,000 children die every day from water-borne diseases, because drinking water is polluted with sewage from bad toilets and because they do not have eaccess to clean water and soap.
It is the world’s most vulnerable people who bear the consequenses. Some of these people come from South Sudan and live in refugee camps in the Gambella Region in Ethiopia.
Together with Plan International and other good partners, we have initiated Project SunWASH, and so far acheved the following:
- Provided access to clean drinking water for 40,000 people through solar pumping soutions.
- Brought in-house taps to schools and health clinics, allowing school children and staff to keep a good hand hygiene.
- Built cement latrines with hand-washing facilities.
- Taught children and their families about good hand hygiene and how to avoid spreading disease.
- Girls and women have access to gender separated toilets, providing a safe space for managing their menstrual hygiene.