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Providing adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is critical to improving the survival, health and development of children, women and community at all. In Tanzania, WASH-sensitive indicators such as diarrhoea and stunting are high. Campaigns to encourage simple hygiene practices like washing hands with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea by an estimated 47 per cent while use of proper sanitation can reduce cases of diarrhoea by an estimated 36 per cent. Poor access to WASH has an unaffordable high cost, wasting resources that could be used for furthering the country’s development agenda. It is estimated that Tanzania spends 70 per cent of its health budget on preventable WASH-related diseases as the majority of the population does not have access to improved sanitation, and close to half of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. Without adequate WASH facilities, homes, schools and health centers become breeding grounds for diseases that kill children and threaten their ability to grow. Girls, children with disabilities and children living in rural areas are most affected. This further heightens inequities and uneven opportunities for development. The impact of poor WASH on children living in crisis situations also affects their chances of survival.

What We Do


Distance to water point

  • Security of women and girls in accessing water
  • Unwanted pregnancies including teen pregnancies
  • Limited time for income generating activities
  • Social and political activities
  • Water affordability and availability


Availability of water

In houses, Schools, Orphanage Centers, Elderly Houses and health centers

Gender responsiveness

On water budgeting

Women participation

On decision-making processes and structure upon water issues

Collective responsibilities

actions on managing and maintaining water supply

Women participation

On decision-making processes and structures upon water issues.

Non-government organization working to provide Services to people in need, to advocate for justice and social structure by influencing change in policies, programs, and practices.

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