Youth Volunteers for Development and Environment Conservation (YOVENCO)

Water Sanitation
and Hygiene

Water is essential in terms of its quantity and quality to sustain life and promote health. Basic sanitation and
adequate hygiene behavior and management are essential conditions to create a safe environment that
reduces the risk of people’s immune systems being undermined as a result of chronic exposure to WASH-related diseases.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) is globally recognized as a key intervention to promote a healthy and clean environment and to influence a change in health promotion behavior and attitudes.

YOVENCO’s water and sanitation work help vulnerable communities obtain adequate supplies of safe water and sanitation facilities by drilling new borehole wells, repairing existing wells, developing rainwater catchments, providing water storage, building
community filtration systems, and constructing household latrines, refuse dumps, and surface water drainage systems.