Water For People’s WASH system-strengthening model
Since 2011, Water For People has implemented the Everyone Forever model in nine countries. We pivoted from working on a discrete project-by-project basis in 40+ countries to taking on the challenge of establishing sustainable services in entire districts.
The Everyone Forever model is a system-strengthening approach to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), implemented at the district level with strategic influence to scale nationally. It predates but aligns with and reinforces the more recent Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 and Sanitation and Water for All’s Collaborative Behaviors.
The Everyone Forever model components are implemented in phases, achieving key milestones in each phase before moving to the next. While the key components of the Everyone Forever model are the same for both water and sanitation services, Water For People applies two complementary frameworks to achieve sustainable WASH services. Our Road to Everyone Forever serves as the implementation roadmap for both water and sanitation services within Everyone Forever districts. The Path to Scaling Sanitation is applied for all sanitation initiatives, regardless of whether the initiative is implemented within or outside of Everyone Forever districts.
The road to Everyone Forever for water and sanitation in Everyone Forever districts.
The path to scaling sanitation within and outside of Everyone Forever districts.
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The Everyone Forever model requires four forces working in concert to be successful
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We spend years, not days, in communities. We work until every single person — even the hardest-to-reach, the most vulnerable, the marginalized — has access to safe, reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene services. We work with local communities from the inside out, building robust systems and training local workers so districts can operate independently — and water and sanitation services will last for generations to come.