Uganda has a population of 46 million people, more than a third of whom live below the poverty line. It ranks 159 out of 189 on the UNDP Human Development Index. Children are the first victims of this situation, as their families are unable to ensure their health and well-being, especially in remote areas of the country.
The impurity of the water that households use leads to acute diarrhoeal diseases, which are often fatal. Every year, 1.5 million children die from diarrhea worldwide.
In Uganda, 40% of families boil water to disinfect it, but even more do not treat it at all. Collecting and consuming wood for water treatment or cooking, which is also one of the main causes of deforestation in the world, not only harms the environment but also the health of families and represents a considerable workload for women and children.
For several years, FXB has been working in partnership with P&G to provide hundreds of thousands of liters of drinking water to health centers, schools and vulnerable families in the Wakiso district. FXB also carries out activities with the overall objective of changing behaviours and practices in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) among communities, teachers and school principals and local authorities. It is also about adapting WASH standards in schools.
Our areas of intervention:
- Organize and conduct WASH awareness sessions with selected targets in order to induce an improvement in behaviours and practices.
- Provide information, communication and education materials on WASH (Access to Drinking Water, Hygiene and Sanitation).
- Provide water purification materials to selected targets
- Bringing schools up to WASH standards.
- Caring for children with waterborne diseases.