And Good Sanitary Conditions
Many community members struggle with the retrieval of water. Ungweru conducted a needs assessment in the targeted communities. One of the common priorities was portable water. In some cases, they may be forced to fetch water from miles away.
Regarding water and Sanitation, the Government of Malawi is encouraging CLTS (Community-led total sanitation) to achieve open defecation free status. CLTS processes lead on to improvement of latrine design, improvement of hygienic practices, protection and maintenance of water.
POOR SANITATION HAS LED TO INCREASED CASES OF WATER DISEASES IN COMMUNITIES
In collaboration with Mzuzu University, Ungweru provided 21 eco-sanitation toilets to a model village in order to promote good sanitation. These eco-sanitation toilets are monitored regularly to ensure they are being properly used for the creation of usable manure.
Access to clean water
Ungweru brought together communities that made drink water supply a priority and connected them to a partner NGO, Wells for Zoe, for provision of protected shallow wells. Availability drink water has reduced the distance and time that women spend on fetching water thereby making available adequate time for other productive activities.