Afghanistan | 2022 | CBPF
Afghanistan, Langman province .In Afghanistan, many villages in the most rural and hard-to-reach areas lack access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene items. In Alishing district, Langman province, people suffer daily because of these issues.
Thanks to funding from the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF), DACAAR is implementing a project in the district to rehabilitate water points, provide hygiene education sessions and distribute hygiene kits.
Fazlullah is 60 years old and lives in Alishing. He is the head of a family of seven people. His family was e getting sick very often due the unsafe water and lack of hygiene supplies.
DACAAR rehabilitated a community well that had been broken due to lack of proper operation and maintenance. Rural villages often find it difficult to raise money to repair water points once they break down. To ensure future operation and maintenance of the well, DACAAR established a water user group and trained the community mechanic and a caretaker.
To enhance hygiene behavior change, DACAAR provided three rounds of hygiene awareness sessions to the community members including safe handling of drinking water, keeping food safe, prevention and treatment of diarrhea and COVID-19 risk information. As a result of DACAAR interventions, the situation has drastically improved.
Fazulallah said “Fortunately, DACAAR staff came to our village, rehabilitated the well, hence now we can access safe drinking water and because of it our children are not continually sick anymore.”
More information on the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund