Project #283 | Clean Water and Improved Sanitation for Chitipa Schools
Our Partnership with SPRODETA
In rural Malawi, 37% of households spend at least 30 minutes a day fetching drinking water. A majority of Malawians rely on unsafe drinking water drawn from sources such as streams, rivers, and unprotected springs. Poor sanitation and hygiene are major contributors to the burden of disease and child survival.
ODW is partnering with SPRODETA – a grassroots organization that serves rural communities – to construct latrines and water stations at 3 primary schools in rural Chitipa District. At each school, SPRODETA is drilling a borehole for water, installing handwashing stations, and constructing private latrines for girls and boys. SPRODETA also spreads awareness about children’s rights to clean water and proper sanitation. To ensure long-term sustainability, a Water & Sanitation Committee will be formed at each school to oversee operations and maintenance.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND SAFE LATRINES
GIRLS WILL LEARN ABOUT MENSTRUAL HYGIENE AND HAVE PRIVATE FACILITIES
HANDWASHING STATIONS WILL ENSURE DECREASED TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.