Alongside providing clean, accessible water to more people in Burkina Faso, we are also working with local communities to improve levels of hygiene and sanitation.
In many villages, even when there is a well or other source of clean water, there are often insufficient toilets. Often there is little option but to use the local bush, which clearly carries considerable hygiene and health risks. Many schools and even our health centre also lack facilities and this is something we want to change.
We have launched a project to not only build more toilet facilities, but also to work with local communities to improve understanding of hygiene and sanitation issues. In common with many societies, discussing such things is often a ‘taboo’ subject, but with 20% of all Burkinabe children estimated to suffer from diseases caused by dirty water or poor hygiene, there is an urgent need to tackle this problem.
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