Improving Access To Clean Water
Zimbabweans continue to struggle to gain access to clean water and adequate sanitation, especially those living in rural areas.
Access to clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene is a basic right for everyone. In Zimbabwe, access to adequate clean water and sanitation continues to be an issue, especially for those living in rural areas, where people are drinking and using water from unprotected sources. This has resulted in various health issues related to water borne diseases like cholera, polio, typhoid and many more
Unlimited Hope Alliance (UHA) Trust is helping such communities to access adequate clean water since it is a right for humanity. We are drilling solar powered boreholes in schools and communities for them to be able to exercise good hygiene practices for a better people and better health.
For good sanitation, UHA is also constructing girl friendly toilets in schools so that the girl child can feel more free when they are on their menstrual period. They will be able to wash their bodies with clean water.
In 2020, UNICEF reported that only about 35% of Zimbabwe’s population has access to adequate improved sanitation in Zimbabwe. This mainly impacts rural areas. In addition, CARE reported that 67% of people living in rural Zimbabwe don’t have access to safe drinking water. Inadequate access to sanitation and clean drinking water has a great impact on low and middle-income countries such as Zimbabwe. The World Health Organization (WHO) also reported that about 827,000 people in those countries die every year from a lack of access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene.