WASH – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme

The Diocese of Niassa has, for many years, run community development programmes in response to the area’s most pressing needs.

9 out of 10 people in this provinces of Niassa and Zambezia, do not have a latrine and 75% of the population do not have access to a safe water supply; some of the worst statistics in Mozambique. To address this need and sit alongside the community development work, the Diocese introduced the WASH programme, delivering a project covering:

  • Household level hygiene promotion
  • Community level management of WASH
  • Infrastructure

This project has 3 full time members. It was begun by Joanne Beale, bringing her training as a chartered water and sanitation specialist. Patricio is a long standing employee of the Diocese who has almost 10 years of experience in community mobilisation and facilitation and has a talent for managing construction projects. Mambo came from the Equipas de Vida teams and he now trains animators in hygiene awareness.

To support the work of WASH further, click here.

To watch WASH’s 2015’s #WorldToiletDay movie click here.