Working to achieve clean water and proper sanitation for some of the world’s poorest communities
Providing clean water for families throughout sub-Saharan Africa and beyond is one of our major aims at Gorta. By working closely with local organisations in our partner countries, we work to ensure communities have access to water for their daily needs, as well as farmers and local businesses for agriculture production needs. It’s thanks to our donors and partners that we can do this.
What we do…
- Provide access to clean and safe drinking water at household level with improved access to sanitation.
- Work to enhance agriculture productivity through the protection and conservation of natural ecosystems with the aim of increasing smallholder farmers' resilience to shocks.
- Implement long-term water management programnmes in support of agriculture production.
Gorta works with its partners to develop integrated water management schemes. This is where communities can harness rainwater, improve irrigation practices and recharge groundwater to conserve the environment and even prevent local wells from drying up. Donations and support from our partners mean families will have clean water to cook and clean with, and farmers have water to grow crops.
Gorta believes in long-term sustainable development. You can work with us to make long-term water and sanitation solutions a reality for some of the world’s poorest communities.