Project #198 | Safe Water Sources for Vocational Schools in Guinea Bissau

Our partnership with WAVS

Forty-five years of political instability in Guinea-Bissau deeply constrained socio-economic and human development: more than two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line. Additionally, while Guinea-Bissau has made large strides in water and sanitation since 2000, there are still huge gaps. Research shows that many of the existing hand pumps aren’t functional, and many wells are contaminated. The country still has a long way in ensuring people can access clean water and make a basic living.

One Day’s Wages partnered with West African Vocational Schools (WAVS), a Christian non-profit which offers vocational training courses in computer basics, welding, English and French in order to end cycles of poverty. They support the development of skills that help young women and men acquire work in the formal or informal job sectors and earn a reliable income. Through this partnership, WAVS installed boreholes that provide clean drinking water at two WAVS vocational schools in Guinea-Bissau.

Our Collective Impact

Borehole Constructed

Water Tower Constructed

Total People Impacted

Thank you for making this possible!

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