The access to water is an essential factor for children´s health in the poorest islands of Indonesia
The new project started by the We Are Water Foundation in collaboration with World Vision to drill wells in the Lesser Sunda Islands aims to improve the health and nutrition of children in an area in which a high percentage of the population does not have access to water and defecates in the open.
The project, which will benefit 5.640 people, is included in the long term pro-jects of Wahana Visi Indonesia, the local partner with whom the project will be implemented. These include the work with the staff of the posyandu, communi-ty programmes of integrated services, promoted by the Indonesian government to improve the care provided in health and nutrition and to train the communi-ties on how to prevent the most common diseases and child malnutrition. The programme also includes actions to improve the access to education, a factor that is essential to reach the sustainability of any goal related to the access to water and sanitation.