For the residents of Soalandy, a commune in Madagascar, a new laundry block with access to clean and drinkable water is bringing enormous value.
But ensuring that the service is sustainable is so much more than bricks and mortar.
It is about community buy-in, training and community-led management.
The theme of this year’s World Water Day is valuing water. The role of water in households and communities is critical. Furthermore, improved water, sanitation and hygiene services also adds value in the form of greater health, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Water & Development Alliance (WADA), USAID, The Coca-Cola Foundation and WSUP are focusing on the measures needed to ensure that water facilities are sustainable within these communities in Madagascar.
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