Residents of Barangays Maliwanag and Panggao in Saguiran, Lanao del Sur Usually Travel Around 6 kilometers To Access Water Sources

Residents of Barangays Maliwanag and Panggao in Saguiran, Lanao del Sur usually travel around 6 kilometers to access water sources. Toilets are limited, some need repair and others are damaged. Because not all have access to these facilities, some practice open defecation.

To address this, we constructed water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) facilities in the community through our REACH project. About 2,900 people will be able to access these facilities—including those residing in distant barangays who visit Maliwanag and Panggao just to retrieve water. 31 households will hopefully benefit from the three units of sanitation facilities which consists of two toilets per unit.

The construction of the facilities also implemented a cash-for-work program, offering a livelihood alternative for several evacuees. WASH Committees and the barangay local government unit are actively supporting the project.

With funding from EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO, this intervention is part of our ‘𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗺𝗲𝘁 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗩𝘂𝗹𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗼’ (𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗖𝗛). The project is implemented together with CARE PhilippinesOxfam Pilipinas, and their local partners.

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀:

As We Celebrate #WorldWaterDay, We Recognize 7 Million Filipinos Who Still Depend On Unsafe And Unsustainable Water Sources

Water is a basic necessity in our daily lives. However, 7 million Filipinos still depend on unsafe and unsustainable water sources. In some isolated communities, reliable water sources are sometimes inaccessible.

Access to clean and safe water is crucial is a key element in fighting hunger and malnutrition. This is why we have been providing technical assistance and training programs to local communities in facilitating water, sanitation and hygiene projects in areas where such coverage is lacking.

This #WorldWaterDay, let’s provide access to safe and sustainable water for more Filipino communities.

𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.

(Photo by Jasper Llanderal for Action Against Hunger)