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WaterAid: #1 Expert-Identified Nonprofit for International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

January 26th, 2012 by dawn Leave a reply »

Today we honor the #1 expert-identified nonprofit for International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, WaterAid. They do excellent work on advocacy to create systemic change in the Water/Sanitation/hygiene sectors at the national levels in multiple countries. Read an example here:


Forty year old mother of six Suzanna Tuwan lives in Takkas, in Nigeria’s mountainous Plateau state.  WaterAid and local partner organization COWAN have helped her community to dig a well fitted with a handpump, construct latrines and learn about good hygiene.


Previously, Suzanna and the other women of Takkas had to collect water from a river nearly an hour’s walk away. In the dry season, they would have to dig into the riverbed to find water.  Between water collection and caring for children frequently sick with diarrhea, life was tough.


Suzanna appreciates WaterAid’s approach of providing water, sanitation and hygiene, as she described:


“Before we had the well it used to take at least two hours just to collect water from the river. Now it takes less than 30 minutes to fetch water.”


“Since we received hygiene education I make sure that we always wash our hands before and after we eat and after we defecate. I make sure the children clean themselves properly and that the house and grounds are swept. Before this diarrhea was common with the children, now we almost never see it.”


“With the extra time I have and the money we save now that we are not always having to buy medicine for the children, I felt able to take advantage of a small business loan from COWAN. I used the money to buy cement to start building latrine slabs for people in the village. I built the slab for our own latrine.”


“I would like to see everyone in the village get a latrine, because it is so much better to use a latrine than to go to the bush. That is the main reason I decided to learn to build slabs and get our own latrine – to stop my children using the bush. It is not healthy.”


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WaterAid effective water and sanitation programs and advocacy has raised awareness among local governments about the importance of clean water and sanitation. They use evidence-based data to guide their work and is a leader in publishing their field research and advocacy papers. They have also helped tens of millions of people gain access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Read more expert reviews here about WaterAid


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