On-going projectsEau et Vie started its activities in Bangladesh in 2010. On June 2011, SJP signed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dhaka authorities (Dhaka City Corporation) and Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), in the framework of a project for the reduction of poverty (UPPRP). SJP was mandated to provide Bhashantek families (slum welcoming on-going development projects) with running water. To ensure sufficient pressure in the water network, SJP built a reservoir and a water tower. By end 2013, SJP provided the first families with safe drinking water through house taps.
ObjectivesIn 2014, SJP continues connecting Bhashantek families to its network and will develop a sewerage system in the area. Water network construction should start in 2 new slums within Dhaka. W&L keeps providing trainings on hygiene, fire prevention and fire-fighting, environment, and will start a pilot project on waste management.
Key figures - On-going projects
1 project in Bangladesh:
- Bhashantek slum (Dhaka), where 3,500 families live
Families connected to safe drinking water at home:
- Bhashantek: 1,647
Public places connected to safe drinking water:
Everyday, 910 users:
- 3 schools
- 2 health centers
- 4 mosques
- 1 prayer place
People trained in fire-fighting:
Enhancing community building:
- Hygiene awareness raising sessions toward the community and at schools within the slum
- Organisation of the "Global Hand-Washing Day"
- Publishing of a child’s book (1,000 copies) on hygiene good practice
"One year ago, we had to fetch water from pumps, connected to illegal dealers’ pipes. These pipes
were cracked and dirt could get in. Sometimes, water was available one hour a day only. We had to
queue at the pump, draw water. It was exhausting. And we could see dirt on the water surface of the
Today, I have a tap! I twist the hand, and get clean water. I don’t fetch water anymore, I am less tired, I feel no more back or breast pain. And I am proud."