The Jalabandhu ("friends of water") is group of mobile hand pump mechanics supported by Water For People in India. Here a mechanic works on a water point.
A woman in India carries a water vessel.
Women and girls often spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water.
A woman walks with a water vessel in India.
Learn more about our work in India: https://www.waterforpeople.org/where-we-work/india
Kamal and Sushma in their hardware shop that stocks supplies for latrine construction and repair.
Brajaballabpur Island, Pratharpratima district, India.
Read more: https://www.waterforpeople.org/stories/scaling-sanitation-after-a-natural-disaster#.WN0e8TsrKUk
These girls in West Bengal, India are leaders for their school's sanitation club.
Students in their classroom in India. Reliable water = more healthy + happy students in school.
Ensuring that the cost of repairs can be independently covered is a critical aspect of our work towards sustainability. Here a man in India performs repairs to a water point.
A student washes her hands at a school in Nicaragua. Hygiene education in schools ensure that healthy habits are learned at an early age.
A group of girls wash their hands at a school in Guatemala.
A man at a water point in Honduras.
Water taps in Honduras.
Water For People Honduras staff monitoring a water tank.
A woman collected water with the assistance of these mules. The mountainous region adds a level of complexity for building and maintaining water systems.
A water tap in Honduras
A toilet block at a school in Guatemala. There are separate stalls for girls, boys, and teachers.
Two women walk with their laundry in Guatemala.
In Bolivia, rural access to a toilet is as low as 34% across the country, but in the municipalities where we work, Water For People is making change through a market-based sanitation approach. Here two children wash their hands in their family's latrine.
Two girls wash their hands at a water point in Guatemala.
Two girls show off their handwashing technique at a school in Guatemala. Teaching good hygiene habits at a young age keeps kids healthy and in school!
A group of girls wash their hands at their school in Guatemala. Teaching good hygiene habits at a young age keeps kids healthy and in school!
This family took out a sanitation loan from a local microfinance partner and was able to construct a toilet that doesn't contaminate the environment and contributes to the family's health.
A toilet block at a school in Guatemala. Pictured here are designated sections for girls, boys, preschoolers, and teachers.