Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world, and over 20% of the population live in extreme poverty.
Guinea was severely affected by the Ebola epidemic that ended in 2015, and continues to be plagued by regular disease epidemics which are often the result of poor health care provision and poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in rural communities.
We have always strongly believed that communities should lead their own behaviour change, and our project here focuses on using community-led techniques to bring about better hygiene and reduce disease.
37 villages granted ‘open defecation free’ status
56 WASH committees formed, made up of men, women and young people
37 builders and 4 repairmen trained in maintenance of latrines and taps
Spreading the word
25,000 people attended over 400 awareness raising workshops and our partners have hosted 10 cross-border learning conferences