W.A.S.H. Water Sanitation and Hygiene begins

November began with an exciting 2 day OXFAM learning event, introducing a new area of work - water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).  Woza Moya has been chosen along with 5 other exising Oxfam partners to pilot this new program, in relation to Food Security, HIV and Child Protection.  The aim of the WASH program is to improve the health and quality of life of the poor and vulnerable, by increasing access to, and the effective use of, improved integrated and sustainable water supplies, and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

Alan Hofland will be co-ordinating the pilot phase of the WASH program with the support of Nesta Khoza and Benedicta Memela.  With the spring rains having finally arrived, Alan and Nesta have been struggling through muddy roads and along slippery footpaths doing home visits to assess the water and sanitation situation around the Ofafa valley.

Woza Moya

  • actively seeks to empower women in the community and workplace
  • encourages taking¬†responsibility by knowing your HIV status
  • respects the natural environment of the Ufafa Valley and the culture of the people living there