The Water Connections Project Running Its Course: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Rural People in Eastern Indonesia.
Building healthy toilets and safely managing faecal waste and handwashing is essential to keeping children and families in these ultra-rural areas healthy.
Hello friends, how are you?
As I said in the introductory text above, life here on the construction sites and all the activities of our two twin foundations -Fair Future and Kawan Baik- are in full swing. Fair Future develops participatory monitoring tools to ensure everything goes well as part of its screening and definition of needs. We encourage you to take a look at our interactive map of the Water Connections project here.
“-In total, we have already built, as part of the #waterconnections project, site of #mbinudita #sdmbinudita, more than thirty (30) tanks of more than 6,000-litres, six (6) complete sanitary facilities including two toilets, showers, laundry and water collection point. More than 10,000 meters of PVC pipes were buried, connecting all these facilities”.
Raising awareness of an entire region and population is also one of the keys to this work we have been carrying out here for several years. We talk together while working about issues related to access to clean water (how to keep it clean and how to best use it, for example), food and how to generate it with water, and sanitary facilities that are healthy and clean throughout the year… All this so that everyone can have a healthier and more harmonious life.
You must know the “why” of such a project. Yes, why Fair Future, a medical foundation, pays all its attention to the problems of access to clean water and toilets.
In the regions where we are active, tens of thousands of people cannot use toilets. Do you know why? Quite simply because they don’t have any, because they don’t have water and no financial resources to ensure their construction. Therefore the inhabitants have no other means than to relieve themselves in fields, bushes, forests, ditches, streets, canals or other open areas. This is, in our view, not only an affront to dignity, but above all, it poses enormous risks to the health of families, especially vulnerable people: Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and the chronically ill.
Doing “our business” in the open contaminates water supplies and facilitates the spread of diarrheal diseases such as cholera. A quarter of all children under five here suffer from diarrhoea, the country’s leading cause of child death.
The Swiss Fair Future Foundation, its members of the foundation board, and all those who work here voluntarily in the field (Alex and Elisa) encourage you to support the foundation’s programs by donating. It’s only to help us help them. To do this, click on this link Kawan. Thank you so much.
We wish you a beautiful day wherever you are. Remember to take care of yourself and everyone you love. It is the most important. Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation – 01.11.2022, Rumah Kambera.