Chlorine Generator program: Creating safe water for rural fishing villages.
Engagement: July 2017 Deborah Payne, MedWater Director of Health – Lynn Smith, MedWater Techical Director
Katosi Women Development Trust was established to help rural women establish skills for self sufficiency. Having been in operation for over 25 years, KWDT women are now leaders in their community, building water and sanitation infrastructure and playing an important role in the economic fabric of the community. MedWater is enabling this effort. With these skills in hand, KWDT is now working to provide water and sanitation support to some of the area’s most underserved populations: the itinerant fishing communities.
Itinerant fishing communities frequently do not own the land on which they live and therefore are not acknowledged by the government as an official township. These communities go without the most basic services of education, health care, and access to safe water and sanitation.
MedWater and KWDT will be working with these communities to create access to safe water through use of chlorine generators.
Creating access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene is the foundation of a healthy society. All populations, regardless of economic status, deserve a bright, healthy future.