Water and Sanitation
Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene is critical for the survival, development and well-being of children. Plan International works with communities to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitary facilities year-round and during emergencies. We engage with communities to develop solutions to local problems, including waste management.
Every year, we help communities build thousands of gender-friendly school latrines, which helps promote quality sanitation and hygiene practices early. In the last three years, we have helped families and communities build an average 100,000 toilets per year, benefiting several million people.
We also build water points in communities and schools, and establish community-based organizations to ensure the ongoing management and maintenance of water points.