Lack of clean water and sanitation infrastructure is significantly lacking in Ethiopia.
According to UNICEF reports on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Ethiopia, 60 to
80% of communicable diseases are attributed to limited access to safe water, and
inadequate sanitation and hygiene services. In addition, an estimated 50% of the effects of under nutrition are caused by environmental factors that include poor hygiene and lack of access to water and sanitation. Our students with visual impairment in Wolita Soddo face these issues daily.
Nitsu, our newest project, will solve this problem by building showers adjacent to the
Ligeba Beyene School to maintain good hygiene. Good hygiene will also increase school attendance. The school and the local government have partnered with us and donated the land for our 8 stall showers and toilets. This project is being registered in Ethiopia currently and construction will begin soon.
This project will also provide a sustainable business run by the students and staff at the school.
Partners: Ethiopian Ministry of Health & Ethiopian Ministry of Education