WATER SANITATION, AND HYGIENE

  • We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long term.

  • When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

  • Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.

  • Projects our Club has been involved in are:  

    •  A few years ago, a group from our club traveled to a remote village outside Antigua, Guatemala – to partner with the organization Common Hope in building a new water and sanitation facility to serve this community and its people.

    • Through one of our members, we financially supported a project that brought clean water to a Sri Lankan refugee camp in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu about 190 kilometers from the port city of Chennai, India. The women of the camp were required to walk four hours each way to secure water to bring to their families. We were part of this project that built an underground pipe system with pumps and a storage tank, thereby saving these mothers eight hours every day and allowing them to be more productive for their families.

    • Locally, in 2019, we provided support to several Title I schools in Charlotte in the form of feminine hygiene products after learning that these items were not provided by the schools and actually may cause female students to be absent at higher rates than males. This support continues today.