Water is essential in every aspect of human life. The chance to live a healthy and dignified life depends on its purity and availability. Water is not only needed for drinking. Without it, it is difficult to prepare food or maintain personal and household’s hygiene. Difficulties with access to water also directly affect the possibility of education and human development.
In Africa, people very often change their place of residence for many reasons beyond their control. Poverty and inability to meet basic living needs are most common. These people often have to stay in places where there is no access to clean water and where there is a lack of water and sanitation facilities, toilets and bathrooms. In such difficult conditions, clean water is essential to prevent the spread of dangerous bacterial diseases.
What does Africa Help do?
We build wells and other water intakes. It is very important for us to support the local community: we will train staff to repair wells and test water.
To ensure access to water and sanitation, it is necessary to:
provide drinking water (construction and renovation of wells and other water reservoirs and water treatment points); help families to take care of water purity and household hygiene (hygiene training, hygiene packages, water purification tablets).
Education in personal care is one of the key points in the development of a healthy and strong society. Therefore, we will help educate hygienists and nurses from the areas covered by the aid. This will help them become independent from external help and deal with the problems themselves at the level of cuts and their disinfection, immediate reaction to insect bites causing river blindness, and many other infectious diseases that are dangerous to health and life and are caused by a lack of hygiene.
construction of a network of water and sanitation facilities, where every resident will find help;
training nurses and hygienists who will promote effective methods of taking care of hygiene and protection against diseases among the local community.