The provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula have the highest risk of disease in the whole of Mozambique. This situation is due on the one hand to the inadequate hygiene situation – only 19% of the inhabitants have access to sanitary facilities – and on the other hand to the inadequate drinking water supply in the provinces. The existing facilities are no longer sufficient for the steadily growing population: only 30% of the population have access to clean drinking water, and in some districts there is no water supply at all.
Together with local authorities, private providers and local water committees, Viva con Agua e.V. has set itself the goal of combating this state of affairs and improving the living conditions of almost 175,000 people. The large-scale project is currently in its second phase.