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Welcome to The WASH ROOM

The hub for everything you want and need to know about providing sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services at scale. We're here to talk about Everyone Forever, systems change, sustainability, and real solutions to reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6 - water and sanitation for all.

RECENT BLOGS

Find all of our blogs in English and Español and explore the related categories to learn more about Water For People, Everyone Forever, and the extraordinary partners who support this critical work. 

From 51 to 1: Criteria for Expanding into a New Country

By Samson Hailu
Samson Bekele, the co-CEO of Water For People, shares his vision for Water For People, as he tells us how he created the criteria to select our new partner country in Africa.

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From Adversity to Resilience… Spirit-Powered Solutions for Children’s Smiles!  

By Nora Herrera
Toilets are a vital part of the learning environment in schools. Meet Julia and other students in Quiché, Guatemala, and get to know how Water For People’s participation achieved a safer, more inclusive and sustainable learning experience for them.

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Why Resilient WASH is Climate Action

By Grace Kanweri, Kelly Latham, Azucena Serrano
The impact that climate change has on the environment and on our daily lives is apparent.  Floods, droughts, and other unexpected weather events occur more regularly, disproportionately affecting low-income communities. On this blog, you will learn more about the role of WASH services in Climate action.

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Borehole Banks for Improved Sustainability

By Brian Mulenga

How can we improve community ownership and sustainability of rural water supply systems? In the next blog, learn how borehole banks in the district of Chikwawa are proving to be the solution to this age-old question.

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Avoiding the "S’s"  

By Carlos López Padilla
Sanitation management is often overlooked in comparison to other WASH services. On our next blog, learn about our work to achieve high-quality sustainable sanitation services in Nicaragua.

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Changing lives through changed WASH behaviors  

By Monique Uwimpuhwe
This blog presents the work of Water For People alongside the Rwanda National Program of Community Based Environmental Health Prom and their joint work to change the WASH behaviors of a community in the Rulindo District.

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THE WASH ROOM REFLECTS our values

Our values at Water For People are based on demonstrating integrity in all we do. By sharing our resources, lessons learned, and methodologies, we aim to embody these values and support others in scaling the Everyone Forever model across the world. 

Accountability

to communities, partners, and each other

Courage

to innovate, to risk, to lead

Empowerment

of citizens, families, and local institutions

Partnership

on the ground, in the sector, and at all levels of government

Transparency

in what we do, what it costs, and what is working

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