The concept of WASH groups together water, sanitation, and hygiene because the impact of deficiencies in each area overlap strongly, and so need to be addressed together in order to achieve a strong positive impact on public health. The UN’s Millennium Development Goals include improvement of WASH services in Target 7.C:
The protected spring is officially opened by SOFDI in the presence of an officer from the Ministry of Health. The officer then holds a comprehensive workshop about WASHfor the beneficiaries. This has been shown to have a positive impact as detrimental behavior has changed significantly
We are very proud to contribute to the wellbeing of disadvantaged communities at relatively low costs. Each spring serves a community of 100 to 500 or more people or a whole school, and costs include administration for the spring’s protection, a nice brass plaque and a tree planted at the site. Our total costs for one spring are only U$400 – a true shoe-string budget compared to other organizations!