Over the last 16 years ADRA Mozambique has been involved in WASH interventions in all 10 provinces of Mozambique. Much of the activity has been focused in the province of Zambézia.
These activities covered the whole spectrum of WASH interventions: drilling boreholes, hand dug wells, rehabilitation of contaminated wells, rehabilitation of existing water pumps, creation of WASH committees, community training in construction of latrines, training in community hygiene and the development of community WASH action plans (CLTS, PHAST).
ADRA has also distinguished itself through the quality and effectiveness of its work in WASH. ADRA’s recently completed Agua de Vida project is the single largest WASH intervention in Mozambican history, establishing over 650 new water points and training associated community water committees which continue to be responsible for their sustained function.
The quality of ADRA’s WASH programmes has been recognized internationally by donors and organizations as diverse as Colson Foundation, Maranatha International, DANIDA and the Swiss Cooperation, as well by the Ministry of Public Works from Mozambique. Aware of ADRA’s capacity in successfully establishing water points, a USAID partner sought ADRA’s help to complete WASH activities in the recent SCIP project (which ended in 2015) after other organizations were unable to deliver.
During the recent USAID MYAP project 62,164 were trained in hygiene. The Agua da Vida project reached over 325,000 beneficiaries. Over the years beneficiaries of ADRA’s WASH activities total more than 500,000. During the last 5 years funding for ADRA’s WASH activities totals $1.7 million.