Amref Health Africa

Project Name

Improving WASH in the slums of Addis Ababa

Beneficiary Country

Ethiopia

Funding theme

A safe place to be

Start Date

September 30th 2015

Amount Awarded

£1,036,084

End Date

February 8th 2019

The slums of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, are very congested. Rubbish is rarely collected, and there are few proper toilets. Many people, especially children, have diarrhoea.

Through the project, health workers and volunteers will be trained to construct communal toilets and showers. They will be run by local people who will charge small fees to people who use them. Women who collect and recycle waste as a business will also be trained and given proper equipment.

As a result, the overall environment in these slums should improve. People will become healthier, and some of the poorest slum dwellers will be able to increase their incomes.

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