Building Hope Through Water - Year 2
Cause:Water & Sanitation
Human Dev Index:#149 (Aus #5)
This project focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in the troubled Rahkine State. With the backing of experienced partners, this project targets a population of 12,939, made up of 10 villages - 5 Muslim and 5 Buddhist - which have no access to clean water. It will work alongside peace-building activities in the area, which is being driven into deeper poverty and neglect by the military coup and COVD- 19. 500 bio-sand filters will be made and distributed to families together with WASH training, delivering clean water for the first time to these areas. What an opportunity!
Why support this
Rakhine State is the poorest in Myanmar and receives the least development assistance, with almost half the state living below $1.60 per day, 75% having no electricity and 65% suffering from malnutrition. The focus on training locals in both the knowledge and the skills to continue to maintain and improve the water and sanitation infrastructure ensures not only that results will be sustainable, but outcomes will also improve over time. We like the well-considered approach our partners have taken to learn how to modify and improve the delivery of good community development projects before rolling out larger projects.
$25,800 for year 1 of a 2yr project. Total budget $53,600
- Training of WASH facilitators
- Community-led training in hygiene and sanitation
- Production of hand-made bio- sand filters
- Design/building of improved sanitation facilities
Expected Life Change
- Better health within the community, leading to increased income
- A community empowered to continue to improve and to take care of its own development
- Sustainable livelihood development through the promotion of WASH information and a bio-sand filter manufacturing centre resulting in jobs for local community members