WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) | SERVICES

STS International Solidarity seek to improve access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable communities by constructing hand dug wells, boreholes, water reservoirs and water pans, creating access to clean and safe water sources for people and also teaching communities about the importance of hygiene for health and installing latrines in remote villages.

This is achieved through:
Digging water wells by machine and by hand and rehabilitating the existing ones
Building rainwater runoff storage systems. These usually route water from rooftops into large tanks
Excavate ponds called water pans to collect rainwater, which can be used for people or animals, depending on the circumstance
Excavate ponds called water pans to collect rainwater, which can be used for people or animals, depending on the circumstance
Establish sustainable management promoting community cost-sharing of capital and ongoing costs; training of local water committees to ensure proper maintenance needs and management;
Increase participation of women, in the management and maintenance of water and sanitation intervention, and promotion of improved hygiene and environmental sanitation practices.
Rehabilitation of Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines and incorporate training community members on good hygiene and sanitary practices.

STS works to strengthen local communities’ management of water infrastructure; STS supports communities to set up governance and accountability mechanisms to manage the rehabilitated water catchment and irrigation infrastructures. In particular, we have been able to undertake training in Marka, and Qoryoley with training covering broader issues around water and sanitation, resource governance, gender and conflict mitigation.

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