Safe Water & Latrines for Bangladeshi Villages



Slum communities in Bangladesh face a water supply crisis. This project will provide families with, year-round access to clean water and sanitation, which will greatly increase their quality of life.

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In Demra and Kamrangir-Char a few households have hand wells, but most go out of operation during the dry season. During this time, community members have difficulty washing and bathing, forced to use water from distant ditches, lakes and rivers. Families often walk 800-1000 feet to collect water. This lack of access to safe drinking water is compounded by poor hygiene habits, causing an increase in water-related disease, which often causes developmental delays and even death in small children.


The project consists of constructing 26 fresh water connections, 50 household latrines and 5 community latrines. Project also includes health and hygiene education, community development, community ownership and technical training.

Long-Term Impact

This project is the final step in a larger project, which will provide 100% of this community with water and sanitation. To date 17,316 people have been helped. Project will continue to act as a catalyst for other community driven improvements

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Water Crisis in Bangladesh

Organization Information

Location: Kansas City, Missouri - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Jessica Brooks
Project Leader:
Jessica Brooks
Donor Care Specialist
Kansas City, MO United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $25 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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