What is Tearfund doing about water, sanitation and hygiene?
Breaking free from poverty is impossible without sustainable access to clean water, secure sanitation services and improved hygiene practices. We always coordinate our work on these three complementary areas to ensure that we can effectively improve community health and wellbeing for the long term.
Working with communities
We are committed to working in full participation with communities, empowering them to own and manage sustainable and safe water and sanitation services. We ensure that our water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects are sustained at local level through trained and well-supported WASH management groups, with ongoing technical and managerial support provided by local WASH business and service providers.
Working with local governments
Tearfund works with local governments through influencing, advocating and supporting local policy development for better access to water and sanitation services. We recognise national governments as the ultimate service providers of WASH, and help communities and service providers to hold them accountable for the provision of adequate and inclusive WASH services.