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Water is life

Clean water means Health

''Access to clean water is a human right'' United Nation

 

All of Mission of Mercy Outreach’s water, sanitation, and hygiene work is underpinned by protection measures. This means we ensure that groups in highly vulnerable situations or with special needs have access and dignity in attaining the clean water and safe sanitation they need for good health.

Our water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities include:

  • Ensuring access to clean drinking water by creating sustainable boreholes and rainwater harvesting systems

  • Monitoring existing boreholes to prevent over-extraction and damage to natural resources

  • Employing alternative power sources, such as solar, in the operation of water sources to reduce reliance on fuel-powered equipment and greenhouse gas emissions

  • Distributing water fairly by building pipelines and surface-water kiosks that consider water needs to households, schools, clinics, agriculture, livestock, and the environment

  • In emergencies, trucking clean water to crisis-affected areas

  • Training teachers and local leaders to promote public hygiene and deliver information on water treatment, conservation, and storage to improve lives at the household level

  • Constructing latrines for households, schools, and clinics that are designed to withstand extreme weather events

  • Distributing hygiene kits that include necessities like sanitary napkins, laundry and body soap, toothbrushes, and plastic combs

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of clean water, clean sanitation, and basic hygiene practices as essential building blocks for leading healthy lives and preventing disease. Humans cannot go more than three days without water and survive. Yet billions of people across the globe are living without reliable access to these necessities of life. Thirty-five percent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities such as latrines and toilets, and 780 million people rely on contaminated drinking water sources. These same people struggle to obtain enough water to grow food, raise livestock, and protect their environments – all of which are essential to their families’ survival and livelihoods.

Mission of Mercy Outreach is working in communities facing some of the world’s most vulnerable situations to improve access to and the sustainable management of existing water sources. When required, we work with local partners to build new water and sanitation systems that connect communities to practical solutions. Local leaders are trained to manage and repair these systems, ensuring their operation outlasts our presence. We also partner with these leaders to create relevant messages that encourage healthy hygiene practices to promote health and prevent the spread of disease.

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Hand Pumps To be constructed in schools

Hand Pump to be constructed in impoverished communities

People to be educated on best hygiene practices

TOGETHER WE CREATE LASTING CHANGE FOR THE POOR AND COMMUNITIES IN VULNERABLE SITUATIONS

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get in touch

For more information on  Mission of Mercy Outreach works in WASH please contact: missionofmercy2021@gmail.com