Malama Primary School, in a rural area outside of Lilongwe, Malawi, has over 1,000 students, but only a few, temporary pit latrines in very poor sanitary condition, and no hand washing facilities, contributing to high instances of water-related diseases. Many of the students use the restroom in the bush.
Our implementing partner, Freshwater Project International plans to provide two blocks of latrines (with locking doors) and two blocks of urinals. All of the sanitation facilities will have hand washing stations adjacent, and more hand washing stations will be located close to the classrooms. Students will also receive hygiene and hand washing training. Additionally, students receive a supply of Procter & Gamble Purifier of Water packets for students to use to purify water in their homes.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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