We make it a top priority to include and encourage women to take an active part in Generosity Global’s projects. Women’s ideas and input are strongly nurtured from the project implementation stage through the sustainability stage. This gives women the opportunity to speak freely, to share ideas and to be advocates for the challenges women and girls face from day to day in the community.
With water points now in school (or close to schools) students are now able to spend more time in the classrooms learning. Before, they used to miss school because they had to walk long distances to fetch water, and school was not a priority.
With access to clean water, women going through their menstruation cycle are able to wash themselves and feel better. Before, they avoided public places because they were ashamed. Something as simple as bathing makes them feel beautiful and powerful.
There is now a reduction in the signs and symptoms of diseases caused by the consuming and bathing in dirty water. Health centers are reporting fewer cases of skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, measles and other water-borne illness.
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDINGE
With each project, we train and hire new water technicians, junior hygiene and sanitation officers who are all part of our sustainability plan. Water technicians are able to handle minor repairs before they become bigger issues. Water management committees, technicians, sanitation officers all become part of our team.