Urban WASH

Urban WASH

Village Water Zambia’s program in George and Chawama compounds of Lusaka has worked to build the capacity of the local community to advocate for their rights to clean water and sanitation services. These peri-urban communities have long struggled with safe water and hygiene practices and a water supply that is sufficient to meet their needs which has led to the perennial outbreak of WASH related diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid. Village Water Zambia’s approach has been to empower the local community to understand their roles as active rights bearers and to shift away from previous perceptions of being mainly service recipients. This project aims to improve access to water and sanitation facilities for communities in George and Chawama compounds in Lusaka leading to reduction in WASH related disease burden through coordinated WASH governance for 25,000 individuals directly and 124,000 indirectly by 2017.

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