Water is a basic human necessity and a vital natural resource for all aspects of life.Today, more than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Unfortunately, access to clean water is a right that has been denied to many of the poorest people in the world.
Lighthouse believe that everyone should be able to access clean water and that this access underpins all other aspects of development. Lighthouse ’s water and sanitation programmes incorporate building infrastructure, improving sanitation and developing hygiene awareness.
Also, more than half of the schools in rural Zimbabwe lack water and sanitation facilities. As a result, students miss many days of school due to water and sanitation related illnesses. Girls are more likely to drop out of school when they do not have access to adequate latrines. Lighthouse is working hard to to improve the access of students in Zimbabwe to safe water and latrines at school.