Water and Sanitation

Inadequate sanitation is a leading cause of poverty in developing countries, largely because it causes premature mortality (with an estimated 1,800 child deaths per day due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene) and other impacts on health. Every year approx. 297,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water and 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services. (unicef 2019)

Wherever we work we help to improve the water and sanitation systems for those in the community. We made sure that all the schools we helped build were installed with clean water facilities. Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation are vital for health, especially for children.

Toilet Block, Chisala

Toilets and water supply system for secondary school

Datum installed a clean water supply system at the secondary school we helped to build in Chisala, Malawi
New Well, Kankalabe

New well and toilets in village of Kankalabe

Datum helped to construct new toilets and a well which now provides a supply of clean water for drinking and hand washing