You may be wondering why a foundation that provides clean water would be interested in building latrines as well. Well, clean water and sanitation actually go hand-in-hand – you can’t have one without the other! Here, Ryan’s Well Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director, Ryan, and Keely, our Project Manager, talk latrines, and why they’re a crucial part of our project work.
Not sure what WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) is? Hear it firsthand from Ryan, our Founder and Executive Director, and Keely, our Project Manager.
That’s 1 in every 9 of us.
That’s a third of the world’s population.
That’s 22,800 years…every day.
– SUSAN (CHAIRPERSON OF THE WATER COMMITTEE IN AYITO)
Susan is a beneficiary from Ayito village in Uganda. Her community was suffering from illness due to their contaminated water source. Through our work with local partners in Uganda Ryan’s Well Foundation was able to provide Susan, her family, and the surrounding communties with a safe water source and the WASH training to maintain good health. This training helped Susan in the building of her drying rack and a new latrine.
The Safe Water Chain includes all processes involved in ensuring that water is not contaminated, from the point of accessing the water source to the moment of consumption. Key stages in the Safe Water Chain include water collection, handling, transportation, storage and treatment, and consumption.