WASH: WomenServe’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiatives
As you can imagine, when there is a scarcity of water, hygiene is a challenge for members of that community. WomenServe Increases access to potable water, and health & hygiene education and treatment by developing new and existing networks of community leaders and groups to address health needs and inequities.
WomenServe partners with Indian-based community groups to deliver health and hygiene education and treatment and partners with the Indian government to distribute health and safety information to rural areas.
Health & Hygiene Programs
WomenServe provides health education and supplies to women so they can care for themselves and their families.
Women’s and family health training camps teach hygiene basics
WomenServe hygiene camps teach women and girls hair, nail, optical, and oral care essentials.
COVID has shifted WS focus to focus on handwashing, COVID-19 virus education, and a partnership with Well Beyond to roll out digitized training to reach more rural villages.
WomenServe distributes hygiene kits with soap, soak containers, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
- 2000 trainings conducted since 2009
- 49 toilets built to date
WomenServe builds and improves toilets in public spaces (schools or resource centers) to provide women and girls safe and sanitary restrooms. This can mean a girl staying in school or a woman maintaining her job because she is able to care for herself safely.