Women are in many cases the main caretakers of the families in Somalia. They supply the household with water, food and are the key people that promote hygiene in their families. Women are also at the frontline of interaction with the environment. WASDA supports families by giving women, children and men access to hygiene facilities like latrines. Usually slabs are provided and the families build latrines around them. This is an effective and relatively cheap way to reduce the infection rate of diseases like cholera. At the same time, WASDA tries to give people better access to water by rehabilitating water sources and chlorination. Clean water is essential to reduce diseases.
Objectives in Water Intervention:
• Increase access to clean water in the target areas by digging and rehabilitating wells as well as water catchments and train people on responsible usage of water.
• Chlorinate wells and any other water source in the target area with the help of all stakeholders including donors.
• Provide Sanitary and health TOT training for community members.
• Provision of sanitary supplies such as soap, leak cans, Jerricans, Chlorofoc and chlorine, water purification tablets, ceramic filters.