BARKA Foundation is helping the poorest of the poor to secure their human birthright of clean drinking water and improved sanitation in one of the driest, harshest climates in the world- the eastern region of Burkina Faso. With the help of individual donors like you, we have dramatically changed the lives of more than 21,000 rural villagers deep in the African bush where people walk up to 7km to fetch water. "Barka" is a West African word of gratitude, blessing and reciprocity. Join us! Barka!!
The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. More than 374,000 poor children attend government-funded schools in Addis, where the water and sanitation conditions are appalling. Only 6% of schools have reliable access to water, 35% have useable toilets, and of schools that had taps for handwashing, only 66% worked. Soap is present for handwashing in just 10% of schools. Splash's goal is to ensure every school in Addis has safe water always.
Orbis plans to eliminate trachoma in remote regions of Ethiopia in the hope to cure thousands of people suffering from the painful, blinding and life destroying eye disease - trachoma. It will do this by ensuring communities have regular access to clean water and sanitation. Orbis has started building and repairing the water pumps in the project areas.
The community of potters in Cyaruzinge is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. They currently lack access to a fresh water source, and community members often go days without water. This negatively impacts hygiene and sanitation practices in the community and increases the prevalence of diarrheal disease. To solve this problem, this project will connect a pipeline from a nearby water table to a tap inside Cyaruzinge.
ECCA initiated School Environment Improvement Program in the year 2000. Experience has shown that enrollment of students increases and is maintained when facilities (toilets, water, greenery) are improved. Training teachers is also required to effectively manage the classrooms, develop positive relationship with children and community, and facilitate curriculum that leads to better knowledge of sustainable living. A common vision for the development of school is also required.
We help children in public primary schools stay healthy by giving them access to gender-segregated bathrooms, hand-washing stations, and water tanks and filters. We also work with teachers and student leaders to build good hygiene habits that last a lifetime.
In Haiti, less than 20% of the population has access to safe toilets. In order to facilitate the development of a robust, sustainable sanitation solution, SOIL is researching and developing social business models using composting toilets that safely transform collected waste into rich, organic compost. SOIL is demonstrating that sanitation can both generate livelihoods in a developing economy and provide critical services affordably to impoverished urban communities.