Ensure access to sanitation facilities

Access to sanitary facilities

Access to sanitation facilities protects. It protects girls and women who would otherwise have to travel long distances to reach a sanitation facility, and it protects against the spread of infectious diseases. These infectious diseases are particularly dangerous for the elderly and weak and for children. For them, infection often means acute danger to life. Together with our local partners, we are creating better hygiene conditions by repairing sanitation facilities and building latrines.

Access to sanitary facilities

Where we help

The number of countries without access to sanitation facilities can seem overwhelming. Together with our cooperation partners, we want to change this and work on sanitation infrastructure. We will start in Malawi and Sierra Leone.

Why Malawi
Why Malawi

Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world and ranks 169th out of 189 countries on the current UN Human Development Index. Almost a quarter of the rapidly growing population is considered extremely poor and over 4 million people have no access to clean drinking water. There is a general lack of sanitation facilities, which makes it easier and faster for diseases to spread. This can be life-threatening, especially for weak people and children.

Why Sierra Leone
Why Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country marked by civil war and Ebola Country and although it was declared "Ebola-free" at the end of 2015, weaknesses in the health system remain. Chronic malnutrition is one of the biggest problems, but also one of the highest child and maternal mortality rates in the world. Reasons for this include diarrheal diseases, which are due to the lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.

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What we want to achieve in 2023

Helping people together – in every project. To achieve this, we set ourselves clear and ambitious goals from the outset with our local partner organizations. This is also the case in Malawi and Sierra Leone.

How we work

We have teamed up with those who are experts in helping around the world: verified national and international aid organizations. We trust them because we can see exactly how they use the funds. This way we can be sure that our help reaches the right people.

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about the project

In cooperation with local authorities, we and Welthungerhilfe are supporting the construction of sanitary facilities at selected schools in Malawi.

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Sanitary facilities at Malawi’s schools

Safe sanitation is essential, especially in schools, which are usually attended by hundreds of children. Girls in particular benefit from sanitation facilities as soon as they start their period and need a safe, hygienic place.

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World hunger Help

Welthungerhilfe has been active in Malawi since 2013 and has a total of 72 employees, mainly in rural areas. Together with reliable local partners, the work focuses on sustainable agriculture, food security and the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Achieving something together

Help us give children in Malawi access to sanitation facilities. For example, with latrines for girls and boys, including a unit for people with disabilities and handwashing facilities.

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Safe sanitation

Our chosen partner in this project is Action Against Hunger . The employees are on site and build and repair sanitary facilities. To ensure safe and hygienic access to sanitary facilities.

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Action against hunger

Action Against Hunger has been active in Sierra Leone since 1991 and is working with the country to build sustainable livelihoods. 8,331 employees are deployed worldwide and provide emergency aid in 51 countries.

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Action Against Hunger currently has 52 employees on site and is trying to close the weak points in the health system following the civil war and the Ebola epidemic in order to provide safe access to sanitation facilities. 80% of the population in Sierra Leone live without sanitation facilities such as latrines.

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Together with Action Against Hunger

With your support, Action Against Hunger will repair latrines at various locations in Sierra Leone. This safe and clean access to sanitation facilities reduces the risk of suffering from diarrhea, which is life-threatening, especially for children.

Photo credits

  • Why Sierra Leone: Action against hunger

  • Slider Malawi: Welthungerhilfe

  • Slider Sierra Leone: Action against hunger

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