HOW WE WORK | WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
The Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation is committed to structurally improving access to clean drinking water worldwide. We do this through supporting projects with a focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). By carefully selecting our projects and then monitoring them during and after construction, we strive to make sure that every project we undertake remains a success for years to come. In this we work closely with our partner Aqua for All.
The project originates from local initiative, so the project will be fully supported by the community. A sense of ownership increases local responsibility and proper usage of a facility.
In order for people to understand the value of their new facilities, every project includes a social campaign and/or training on the use of water, hygiene and proper use of the facilities.
After taking delivery of a project, we want the local community to be able to take care of the facilities themselves and not rely on further external support.