Clean water and hygiene, as well as, access to sanitation facilities are basic human rights. These are crucial for defeating hunger and poverty, especially in the far from reach communities that still have no access to clean water and adequate sanitation.
The COVID-19 also prompted challenges for safe water in the communities to protect the people from the threat of the virus and other water-borne diseases due to contamination.
With this, Good Neighbors International Philippines through Prieto Diaz CDP implemented a Water Facility Project through the installation of a jetmatic hand pump in Barangay Sto. Domingo. This is a support to existing handwashing facilities and sanitation facilities in the school. The barangay counterpart on the labor cost of the installation.
One of the main problems in the said barangay is the poor access to potable water and quality water for sanitation in the household and school. As stated in the health status of the project sites, the poor supply of water that causes the children to be more unhygienic was an indication to have this kind of project.
To ensure the project’s sustainability, a barangay maintenance committee consisting of the families beneficiary of the project.
Moreover, this intervention will particularly benefit children and youth, who are vulnerable to waterborne diseases. This intervention will also improve access to adequate and safe water in the community and the occurrence of disease may be minimized, if not stopped. Thus, will contribute to the improved health of the community.