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Water and Sanitation for all in Kaliganj in south-west Bangladesh
To improve the health, quality of life and future prospects of 10,000 people living in Kaliganj, an impoverished area of south-west Bangladesh where less than 44% of the population have access to sanitary latrines and where only 42% have access to safe water. High levels of naturally occurring arsenic also contaminate the water supplies in this area. We are working with local communities, local organizations and local government to achieve 100% household sanitation and access to a safe water supply within 1 kilometre of every home. The project is underpinned by a hygiene education project to transform attitudes and habits, and a capacity-building programme to ensure that new practices and services will be maintained and sustained long after the project itself has ended.