In sub-Saharan Africa, 319 million people still do not have access to safe drinking water. Moreover, if in Switzerland, 99% of the population uses improved sanitation facilities, in Burkina Faso, the same figure drops to 46% (Source UN 2017).
The population is therefore often the victim of diarrheal diseases linked both to lack of access to drinking water and to sanitation facilities, and to ignorance of basic hygiene rules.
This is why Morija operates in rural areas of Burkina Faso, areas with the greatest needs in terms of access to drinking water and sanitation. Morija’s goal is to help achieve by 2030 the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN in 2015.
Let us recall here the terms of the sixth Sustainable Development objective: “Guarantee access for all to water and sanitation and ensure sustainable management of water resources. ”
Since 2010, Morija has created or rehabilitated more than 250 improved water points. 4,100 family latrines and 50 school latrines have been built. Since the start of its humanitarian action in sub-Saharan Africa, Morija has provided access to water to nearly 500,000 people: an action that makes the difference!