Press Release: Safe Water Network and USAID Supported WaterATMs Improve Health and Prosperity of Families and Communities inIndia

New Delhi [India], June 9: Safe Water Network (SWN), in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today, released a report on the success of their Sustainable Enterprises for Water and Health initiative (SEWAH), which promotes women’s participation in water-related decision-making and increases access to jobs in water and sanitation.

In India, women and men traditionally have different roles and responsibilities within households, markets, schools, and their communities. This leads to differences in the way they access and use water, sanitation, and hygiene services. SWN has developed a model to operate water kiosks (aka, Water ATMs) as viable, profit-earning enterprises that provide safe drinking water to underserved communities at affordable prices… Read More

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