Water and Sanitation Portfolio
ADRA works with communities to improve access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and to raise awareness of the importance of hand washing and waste management.
Lack of clean water and good sanitation, something that is often taken for granted, can debilitate entire villages with waterborne illnesses. By digging new wells and building sanitation systems, ADRA helps prevent many of the common medical problems that plague communities.
In January 2012 ADRA Timor-Leste, Asia’s newest ADRA office, began its very first project, “Clean Water for Uma Tolu”. The goal was to provide clean water within a 2 minute walking distance to over 180 households. Some of the villagers previously used shallow wells that a local laboratory declared to have e-coli levels “too numerous to ...Read More...