We partner with local experts, responding to the needs of vulnerable communities living without safe water or sanitation.
We work in poor, typically remote areas where there is little safe drinking water. Communities are often unaware that using safe toilets is vital for their health, so we encourage them to devise and manage their own solutions. 

Madagascar has many small urban towns, which are frequently home to vulnerable people and migrants. We focus on helping those who are unable to access safe water sources or latrines. 

Hazardous weather conditions, distance and poor infrastructure are just some of the obstacles we need to overcome to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene.

Madagascar districts

Regions

Atsinanana

Fishing and tourism are the main source of income for the coastal district of Atsinanana, but although there is plenty of water, it carries diseases such as malaria. The lack of sanitation spreads illnesses even further.

Analamanga

The capital city, Antananarivo, is located in Analamanga, a very poor area with a huge lack of sanitation services. Most people do not have access to a clean toilet and faeces are deposited into the environment without treatment.

Vakinankaratra

Women spend an average of two hours per day collecting water in Vakinankaratra. Combined with a severe lack of sanitation, severe diarrhoea is very common.

Menabe

Menable is largely agricultural and one of the poorest regions in Madagascar. Violent hurricanes have affected the River Manambolo which runs through the district, dried out paddy fields and destroyed existing toilets and water sources.

Analanjirofo

Analanjirofo is prone to cyclones that have become increasingly severe in recent years. These cyclones contaminate existing water supplies, spreading disease and making recovery difficult.