A European Union funded development project that supports the provision of clean and safe drinking water supply, basic sanitation and hygiene awareness.
Bouche Mouhoun, Centre Nord and Centre Sud regions of Burkina Faso.
The objective of this project is to make potable drinking water available to 30,000 people living in rural communities in three semi-arid regions of Burkina Faso.
The project has received multi-annual backing from the EU, and focuses on delivering clean water, together with better standards of hygiene and sanitation to the targeted communities.
23,000 people will benefit from support that will be provided for the construction of improved pit latrine toilets and ECOSAN latrines.
ECOSAN latrines means that faecal waste can be used as a safe means of natural fertiliser which households can use on their crops. Agriculture inputs such as chemical fertilisers are expensive and beyond the means of most rural households as well as being damaging to the environment so an additional knock-on benefit of this project will be an increase in crop yields through access to natural fertiliser.
Work is being implemented by local partners SOS Sahel of Burkina Faso, Wend Yam Foundation and Organic, three partners with whom Self Help Africa has collaborated previously.