Time to share
Water is life
This Christmas we would like to realise a life-giving project with you. In these difficult and uncertain times it is more important than ever, to take care of each other and to shape the future together.
TIME TO SHARE
will enable 30,000 people to have a future without a constant search for water. Together with the people, your donation can become water!
How does your donation become water?
WaSH – Water – Sanitation and Hygiene
The prevention of diseases, caused by contaminated water or low hygiene standards, is an important – if not the most important – factor in achieving sustainable development.
Our WaSH projects – water, sanitation and hygiene – are therefore among the most important measures in the sustainable development of a community. The WaSH concept rests on three basic pillars:
- Pillars 1 and 2: combining the water supply and toilet facilities into one unit
- Pillar 3: Awareness and capacity building and participation of target groups at all levels
If there is no borehole in a village, the inhabitants have no other option than to fetch their water from a pond, a river or from a well far away. This usually involves a long walk through the bush.
Without a borehole, almost all residents suffer from diseases, caused by the dirty water. This is a high risk, especially for babies and children. Not infrequently, diarrhoeal diseases, such as cholera, even lead to death among the undernourished and weakened children.
This is exactly where the WaSH projects come in. With a suitable infrastructure, the necessary conditions are created to prevent disease outbreaks. In addition, sensitisation and education campaigns enable a transfer of knowledge. This strengthens personal responsibility and has a multiplier effect.
In addition, the WaSH projects help the girls more because they are given the opportunity to go to school during their menstruation. Without an appropriate toilet facility, the girls usually stay away from school during their menstruation, as they then have no opportunity to change their hygiene products.
WaSH project implementation
together with all residents. Together we look for a suitable location. In addition, a committee is elected, which is then responsible for the maintenance and cleaning necessary after drilling.
Since in Africa women are traditionally responsible for fetching water, the respective committee also consists of the eldest women in the village. These women are involved in the entire project implementation and drilling process from the very beginning.