Tippy tap transforms Zakiya's family
Low cost improvements make a huge difference in the health of her children
Zakiya lives in El Fasher town in North Darfur with her husband and eight children. Six months ago, as part of the Urban Water for Darfur Project, Zakiya installed a new latrine in her home and a tippy tap, a simple device for hands free hand washing.
The Urban Water for Darfur Project aims to attain sustainable and more equitable access to water supply, improved sanitation services and hygiene behaviour for an estimated 400,000 marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in the urban and outlying areas, normally not reached by government services, as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in IDP settlements.
As part of the project, community health promoters educate people on healthy sanitation practices and how to implement low-cost sanitation improvements in their homes. Zakiya's neighborhood is now open defecation free and many of her neighbors have invested in low cost sanitation improvements themselves.