Access to safe water is a fundamental human right. With partners we work to bring water to where people live, removing the burden for women & girls of daily trips to collect unsafe water & the need for wood collection for water purification, improving health & reducing carbon emissions.
Downstream from 9 major rivers & with a long coastline, Mozambique is especially vulnerable to climate change with frequent droughts & flooding. Waterpoints break, wash away & districts have no funds to support water for small, rural communities. Isolated water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) interventions aren’t sustainable. Without systems & supplies for long-term maintenance, communities revert into using unsafe water & spend hours collecting wood to purify it, generating carbon emissions.
This project will improve access to safe water for rural communities & through community-led carbon transfers, provide funds for the maintenance of the waterpoints for 5 years. Together this will break the cycle of broken waterpoints forcing communities back into using unsafe water sources. Improving health & directly targeting gender inequalities, with women & girls bearing the time-consuming burden of water collection, time saved can be used for income generation or attending school