Help improve the prospects for rural communities in Angola by providing clean water and sanitation
Oxfam has worked in Angola since the early 1980s. We are working with the authorities, local communities and our long-standing local partners, in four municipalities in central and eastern regions - Baia Farta, Chinguar, Tchindjenje and Luena. The aim is to deliver sustainable change in the supply of water and sanitation in rural areas, and to encourage women's participation and leadership across the project.
With your support we aim to:
- Improve clean, safe drinking water supplies by building new durable water points and repairing existing wells;
- Reduce the incidence of water-related illnesses and improve communities' health by constructing sanitation facilities and promoting good hygiene practices;
- Ensure the sustainability of water sources by training communities to maintain and manage the facilities effectively;
- Empower communities to lobby for improvements to water and sanitation services in rural areas.
Who will benefit
Directly, some 24,600 people, the majority women and girls who traditionally collect water, will have the benefit of more time for education and other activities, thanks to access to improved water supplies. The public health messages, improved sanitation and better hygiene practices will benefit over 82,000 people.