World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March to encourage action to tackle the global water crisis. One focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of SDG 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030.

In Burkina Faso, where there is hardly any access to clean drinking water, HOPE’87 Burkina Faso, a member of the international HOPE’87 network,  is implementing a project to reduce chronic child malnutrition. To this end, key actors from civil society and state actors in the health sector are being trained in capacity building to increase their resilience to food and nutrition insecurity. 

This project started at the end of 2022 for a period of 18 months in the Hauts-Bassins region of Burkina Faso, in the province of Kénédougou and in the municipalities of Koloko and Kangala.

As part of the project, nutrition education groups for women were also formed and two market gardens for 100 women each were set up or modernised. Thanks to the provision of water, these women are now able to grow their own vegetables and are no longer affected by food insecurity.

HOPE’87 would like to thank the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need and the German Postcode Lottery for funding this project.

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