Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are extremely crucial to human health and well-being. Unfortunately, a majority of Sri Lankans in estate and rural communities do not practice proper hygiene and do not have access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities, thus resulting an upsurge in numerous health problems.
We have been contributing towards the improvement of WASH in several districts of Sri Lanka since our inception. Over the years, we have provided safe and clean water to rural and estate communities through the establishment of gravity-fed water systems, tube wells and community water dispensers in CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin) affected communities. As an effort to improve sanitation within communities, we have constructed owner-driven latrines for households who do not have basic sanitation facilities. Furthermore, we have been promoting and creating awareness regarding proper sanitation and hygiene among children and adults through campaigns and trainings such as Participatory and Hygiene Transformation (PHAST) and Child Hygiene and Sanitation Trainings (CHAST).
In the year 2020, we assisted 180, 105 beneficiary partners through the Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND) Project.