Young girls in rural Tanzania learn how to deal with menstruation confidently

In rural Tanzania, women’s menstruation is often still a taboo subject. The idea of “impurity” means that girls do not receive adequate support from home, school or their social environment in dealing with their periods. In addition, access to hygiene products is almost non-existent – only 2% of schoolgirls in the whole of Tanzania use Weiterlesen

24 April – International #Treeday

Trees are important in the ecological interplay between forests and water. They prevent soil erosion, help store groundwater and are CO2 dust extractors. In the spirit of sustainability, the WaterFoundation also establishes water and nature reserves in its water supply projects. In Dirre Inchini (Ethiopia) alone, we will plant 500,000 trees in the next few Weiterlesen

Memorial plaque commemorates Henner Lang in Ethiopia

A memorial plaque will be erected in Ambacho in April 2023 in honour of the founder of the WaterFoundation, Henner Lang. When Henner Lang passed away in April 2021 shortly after his 77th birthday, friends and companions collected donations at his funeral, which were used to implement spring capping projects in both Ambacho and Mutti. Weiterlesen

Good hygiene – better health! Toilet project in Bilaa being implemented

This is the motto of the construction of toilet and hand-washing facilities for about 5,000 pupils and teachers at a primary and secondary school in Bilaa, Ethiopia. Now that the building shells have been completed, awareness-raising measures on WASH issues have begun. After the teachers, the students also learn a lot about hygiene and health. Weiterlesen

CloudFisher for Santa Rosa in Peru

The WaterFoundation’s next big fog collector project is picking up speed. Near Lima, 37 CloudFisher are being set up in the mountainous coastal strip. The shipped materials arrived in Peru at the end of March and are now being transported to the site. The water produced by the fog collectors will significantly improve the lives Weiterlesen

TANSANIA: Repair of water pumps

The WaterFoundation takes care of broken water pumps in Tanzania. As a result, 4000 people will have access to clean water again. And sustainably: MSABI – our local partner – will not only repair 20 pumps, but keep them in working order in the long term as part of a maintenance service. To promote the Weiterlesen

New CloudFisher fog collectors for mountain region in Bolivia

Learn more about how CloudFisher’s new fog collectors are helping to overcome water shortages in the Bolivian highlands. Now children in two schools and families in two villages in the Valles Cruceños region have access to clean water every day. More information about the project: A video illustrates how CloudFisher are changing people’s lives: Opening Weiterlesen

PERU – WASH project launched in Pucuta

A small community of about 200 people will soon have permanent access to clean water. The project was officially launched with a festive opening ceremony. Life in the mountainous region at an altitude of over 3000 metres is hard. Now, thanks to the WaterFoundation, latrines and showers are being installed for the farming families. The families’ Weiterlesen

Annual letter is published

Our small team has once again achieved great things in the past year. We are happy and proud to have completed or initiated and launched so many projects. Our annual letter 2022/23 provides detailed information about our various water supply and sanitation projects in Ethiopia, new CloudFisher fog catchers in Tanzania and Bolivia, and reforestation Weiterlesen

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