Sanitation

Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.


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Sanitation

Al Mustafa Welfare Trust believes that everyone should have access to clean water and sanitation. This fortify all other aspects of development. Unfortunately, more than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water today. Our Water and Sanitation programmes include building Community Water Systems, Boreholes, Deep Water Wells and Shallow Water Wells besides building Latrines and Bathrooms.

Our vision

Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

Our mission

AMWT transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Have a team on ground maximise our impact for the better results.

Our values

Everything we do is shaped by our six values:

  • Inclusive
  • Always learning
  • Collaborative
  • Accountable
  • Inspiring
  • Courageous

 Our approach

AMWT enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights fortify health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty. We have a team on the ground who understand local issues and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects that meet their real needs. We also influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services. We work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure safe water, hygiene and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.

Packages:

Ablution Area: £650

Girls Sanatory Packs: £20 For 6 month / £40 for 1 Year

Hygiene kit: £20 For 6 month / £40 for 1 Year (Soap, Towel, Tooth Brush, Tooth paste)

 Sanitation stats

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.

An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (more than 35% of the world’s population)

Of these, 892 million still defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water.

At least 10% of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by wastewater.

Poor sanitation is linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.

Inadequate sanitation is estimated to cause 280 000 diarrhoeal deaths annually and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, and trachoma. Poor sanitation also contributes to malnutrition.

As a result, every year, 361 000 children under 5 years of age die due to diarrhoea. Poor sanitation and contaminated water are also linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid.

An estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 years of age perish from diarrhoea each year, mostly in developing countries. This amounts to 11% of the 7.6 million deaths of children under the age of five and means that about 2,200 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases

Of the 2.1 billion people who do not have safely managed water, 844 million do not have even a basic drinking water service. This includes 263 million people who have to spend over 30 minutes per trip collecting water from sources outside the home, and 159 million who still drink untreated water from surface water sources, such as streams or lakes.

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  • Many countries lack data on the quality of water and sanitation services. The report includes estimates for 96 countries on safely managed drinking water and 84 countries on safely managed sanitation.
  • In countries experiencing conflict or unrest, children are 4 times less likely to use basic water services, and 2 times less likely to use basic sanitation services than children in other countries.
  • There are big gaps in service between urban and rural areas. Two out of three people with safely managed drinking water and three out of five people with safely managed sanitation services live in urban areas. Of the 161 million people using untreated surface water (from lakes, rivers or irrigation channels), 150 million live in rural areas.

Benefits of improving sanitation

Benefits of improved sanitation extend well beyond reducing the risk of diarrhoea. These include:

  • reducing the spread of intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which are neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering for millions;
  • reducing the severity and impact of malnutrition;
  • promoting dignity and boosting safety, particularly among women and girls;
  • promoting school attendance: girls’ school attendance is particularly boosted by the provision of separate sanitary facilities; and
  • potential recovery of water, renewable energy and nutrients from faecal waste.
  • A WHO study in 2012 calculated that for every US$ 1.00 invested in sanitation, there was a return of US$ 5.50 in lower health costs, more productivity, and fewer premature deaths.

How you can help


£20

Girls Sanitary Packs, 6 Months Supply

£20

Hygiene kit (Soap, Towel, Tooth Brush, Tooth paste), 6 Months Supply

£40

Girls Sanitary Packs, 1 Years Supply

£40

Will help  build Hygiene kit (Soap, Towel, Tooth Brush, Tooth paste), 1 Years Supply

£650

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