0 cases of waterborne diseases in households surveyed on our last follow-up
We have worked with Village Water on a project in Mozambique which benefits 326 people and this is a little bit more about it.
Community members tell us these sessions help build confidence in, traditionally taboo, hygiene matters, such as menstrual health and open defecation. Hygiene knowledge is essential, alongside accessible safe water, so everyone can protect themselves and their families from every day disease. Water quality is tested to ensure it meets international standards and follow–up monitoring of water
points will continue for 5 years. A maintenance fund is set up by each village to fund future repairs.
Our approach is always focused on community engagement and ownership, ensuring understanding around the wider overall project
aims of improved water supplies. Each community was supported to form a Water Committee, taught basic pump maintenance and
were left a logbook to record any water quality issues or necessary maintenance, alongside contact numbers for local partners.