Women’s Earth Alliance
In 2019, Women’s Earth Alliance launched partnerships with local women-led NGO’s Uganda Women’s Water Initiative (UWWI) and Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC) to implement WASH initiatives in East Africa. Since launching, program participants have built 2 Ecosan latrines and provided hygiene training to 1,050 women in rural communities in Uganda. In Kenya, participants built 15 rainwater harvesting tanks in community facilities and provided health resiliency training to 9,968 community members. Visionary Women’s grant has helped establish additional WASH initiatives that have increased community access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, improving overall health. They have also improved the economic well-being of women and their families by replacing inefficient and inequitable water collection duties, leading to an increase in school enrollment and in women-owned microenterprises.