Hygiene and Sanitation

Hygiene and Sanitation

Surprisingly, over 200 million people in Africa still do not have access to proper sanitation and hygiene. A sizable number of these people live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Future Light Africa works to improve the water supply and cleanliness of human settlements in over 10 communities where we now currently operate in. We also work to promote sustainable hygiene practices.

We have workable and cost-effective schemes to improve the conditions of people living in poor conditions. Future Light Africa often includes effective initiatives in our disaster reduction and response programs.

Our interventions include both an education program designed to improve hygiene habits and the actual building of facilities or making infrastructure improvements. By combining both approach, interventions become more effective and sustainable.

We place great emphasis on analyzing the social, technological and economic impact of each project, including risk mapping, to ensure our work is sustainable and effective. We also focus our support on vulnerable groups including orphans, widows and the handicapped.

Our programs go beyond changing infrastructure. For example, Future Light Africa also engages young people to create social enterprise opportunities and we conduct education and behavior change campaigns to promote hygiene and other positive social habits.

We also work with microfinance institutions, local service providers and entrepreneurs to expand the availability of affordable financial and technical products and services to families living in poor conditions.