In rural Liberia, 1 in 5 deaths are related to unsafe water or poor sanitation. [1] Through our experience and established networks across Liberia, WCI has seen the severe impact limited access to water continues to have on many of the communities in which we work. Moreover, as research and field experience has shown, this limited access disproportionately affects women. The burden falls on women and children, at times under dangerous conditions, to haul clean water every day in Liberia. 

WCI built a hand pump and latrine in Bong County's town center, serving 1,800 people who are now trained on the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene. Following the successful completion of the first WASH project, WCI is now reviewing more communities in need like Bong County. Later this year the WASH initiative will be implemented in 2 more communities. 

[1]  “Contaminated Water Taking Lives in Liberia’s Slums.”