Bangladesh might be one of the first country flooded by rising waters. Moreover, its density is one of the most important density in the world. We let you imagine the direct consequence of these two facts.
We went there to study the impact of individual drinking water access at home in an urban context. We worked with SJP and Water&Life, a local NGO and a social business linked with the French NGO Eau&Vie . They provide water to the slum of Bhashantek by using innovative management methods.
Bangladesh, it is:
- A crowded capital: Dhaka, with its bully elephants who try to get your money by intimidation manoeuvres, its thousand of rickshaw and its colourful population with its beautiful women with colorfull Sari and its men with ginger beard.
- A very fertile land with its famous mango season and the 30kg of mangoes we ate in one month.
- A muslim country where we had the chance to share 24 Iftar diner in little shops to break the fast
- A slum, Bhashantek, where we were lost a lot of time
The French NGO Eau&Vie has created in Bangladesh a social entreprise SJP and local NGO Water&Life to sustain their action. SJP is responsible for the construction of the water network and for theimplementation of the water service when Water&Life is charge of the hygiene, the training for fire fighting and the establishment of a waste collection’s service. Those two strongly linked entities, assure the sustainability of Eau&Vie action.
See below the testimony of a woman from Bhashantek Slum
Context Bhashantek is a slum situated in Dacca, capital of Bangladesh. Like many slums, the water supply is not assured because this zone is not officially recognized. Before the action of SJP and Water&Life, our partner in this place, people were used to get water by common water pumps built previously by NGO or by … Continue reading Bangladeshi Results
You can find here two testimonies from people of Bashantek talking about their problem and the solutions brought by SJP