Water, sanitation and hygiene






Improved access to clean water brings new hope to villagers
The 5th of December, 2013 is a day that the villagers of Mapanzure in Masvingo Province will never forget. On this day, for the first time in 15 years, the only borehole in their village began to pump clean and safe water.

Changing lives through the provision of clean water in rural Zimbabwe
On a Wednesday afternoon in late October, in a ceremony punctuated by singing, dancing and ululating, the Zimbabwean village of Manjolo in Binga, Matebeleland North Province formally assumed ownership of a new borehole that provides clean water for its ne

Zimbabwe commemorates Global Handwashing Day and National Sanitation Week
22 October 2013 - The Ministry of Health and Child Care together with UNICEF Zimbabwe commemorated the Global Handwashing Day jointly with the National Sanitation week on 18 October at Uzumba Primary School.

Access to clean water remains a challenge for rural women and girls
3 September 2013 - “My name is Tatenda Dhlakhama* from Chipinge District in Manicaland. Every morning I wake up at 5 a.m. to go and fetch water for the family. Sometimes my mother accompanies me to the water source, which is about 4km away from our home.

Safe water and toilets save lives
April 2013 - Through wisps of white floating clouds, the morning sun beams down on a group of children pumping water from a borehole deep in the dusty ground.

Making sanitation services accessible to the hard to reach communities
9 November 2012 - An early start is required for Stewart Nyamuranga, UNICEF Water and Sanitation Officer and his compatriots from Government and Civil Society to meet the targets set to monitor progress towards certifying Tyaba as Open Defecation free.

Embracing move towards an open defecation free village
8 November 2012 – An iconic figure has emerged from among the Tonga people of Binga, a community, whose ardent hold onto their cultural and traditional ways has often been viewed as archaic.

Towards an Open Defecation free Community
7 November 2012 - Nineteen year old Mekani Ndlovu from Matoba Village in Hwange District has always relied on using the bush when in need of a toilet. As she was growing up, her mother told her that it was too expensive for the family to build a toilet.

Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Rural Households in Zimbabwe
30 August 2012 - 10 year old Sipho Donga walks 2km before and after school to collect water for his family from an unprotected well dug in the middle of the nearby dry riverbed.

In Zimbabwe, improving water systems to safeguard children's health
16 February 2012 – Emily Butau used to wake up every day dreading the task of collecting water for her family. After sending her three children off to school, she would embark on a long journey to find and then carry home water.





Fact sheet: Rural WASH

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