20% of Malagasy children under the age of 5 die today as a direct result of diarrhoeal diseases.
Only 11% of the rural population has access to clean water (compared to urban areas where this is 66%), and just 7.5% of the rural population have access to adequate sanitation.
Access to clean water is one of the most essential changes to a community in the process of development:
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Launched in 2008, our WASH Campaign has 3 main objectives in order to significantly reduce the incidence of diarrheaol disease:
How we drill boreholes:
Boreholes are drilled using a variety of techniques including Jetting and Rota-sludge. The video below shows the drilling process from start to finish.
As well as drilling and installing a borehole, it is also important to make a sanitary closure area around it so that animals cannot enter, and the borehole and water remain clean and undamaged.