Access to safe water and hygiene promotion is very hard in some areas in the central part of Bangladesh due to its geographical characteristics. Possibility of hard soil, stone, rock, arsenic and iron contamination in the area is very high. Most of the people are poor in terms of their socioeconomic condition. Installation of a safe water facility is very hard for the community. As a result, water borne diseases, malnutrition are high.

On the other hand, poor hygiene and sanitation conditions in Bangladesh are, among others reflected in some facts like; Poor hygiene practices are still prevalent in the rural areas.  Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable success in providing access to drinking water for its rural population and by the end of the last millennium nearly 97% of the people were believed to be served by about 11 million hand tube-wells.

Water for Community in Bangladesh

Water & Health Sector

INTRODUCTION

Access to safe water and hygiene promotion is very hard in some areas in the central part of Bangladesh due to its geographical characteristics. Possibility of hard soil, stone, rock, arsenic and iron contamination in the area is very high. Most of the people are poor in terms of their socioeconomic condition. Installation of a safe water facility is very hard for the community. As a result, water borne diseases, malnutrition are high.

On the other hand, poor hygiene and sanitation conditions in Bangladesh are, among others reflected in some facts like; Poor hygiene practices are still prevalent in the rural areas.  Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable success in providing access to drinking water for its rural population and by the end of the last millennium nearly 97% of the people were believed to be served by about 11 million hand tube-wells.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this appeal is to increase safe water among the targeted communities by building 100 shallow tube wells and 32 deep tube wells and to increased sanitation and hygiene practices.

BEFICIARIES

1,584 families (7,920 individuals)

LOCATION

Selected Unions in Muktagacha Upazila in Mymensingh and Modhupur Upazila in Tangail

FUND REQUIRED

RM 500,000

PACKAGE

Water for Community in Bangladesh

RM 23,200 per unit borehole
  • Water for Community in Bangladesh